Hometown: Cochranton, PA
Major(s): Cell/Molecular Biology, Spanish
Pre-Professional Programs: Pre-Health
Involvement: Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society- President, Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, Resident Assistant, Lab Assistant for Microbiology, Emergency Department at Washington Hospital- Volunteer.
Experiences: Vira I. Heinz Women in Global Leadership Program- Santiago, Dominican Republic; Medical Volunteer
Internship- Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Immunological research lab of Dr. Thomas Cherpes
Favorite Place on Campus: Swanson because it’s a nice, quiet place to study and it’s right next to one of the coffee shops on campus. When I don’t need to do a lot of intensive studying, I like the Ski Lodge because you can see a lot of your friends as they pass through.
Favorite Event on Campus: Definitely the Street Fair. There is always so much to do and it is a great way to unwind a little and have some fun before finals start.
Favorite Food on campus: Asiago Chicken Pasta or Greek Pasta
Advice to prospective students: Go to as many campus events as possible- it’s a great way to meet people, network with professors, and try something new and fun.
Why I Chose W&J: I really like being at a smaller college where I get to interact with my professors and ask questions and advice. At W&J, I feel connected to many people in all sorts of positions on campus. I don’t feel like just one of tens of thousands of students; I feel like an individual with my own niche in the W&J community and my own skills and inspirations to contribute to that community.