Major: Pre-med, Certificate in Neuroscience
CHEM 1021, 1113, 1133, 3311, 4611
NRSC 4032, 4062, 4072
MCDB 2150, 3135
I've always enjoyed teaching and -- according to my friends -- I'm good at explaining things in a way that's easy to understand. Tutoring is a really rewarding way for me to help others along on their journey, and it's always fun to meet new students and hear about their individual goals. So many students deal with the same struggles and speed bumps and assume that they're the only ones having a tough time. Penji is great because it connects students to each other and reminds us that we're all in this together.Background?
I'm from Wheat Ridge, Colorado; it's basically Denver, just a little less interesting. My high school mascot was a Farmer.... pitchforks are intimidating, okay? Before entering college I took a gap year and worked at a doggie daycare because who doesn't want to get paid to snuggle with puppies?! For real though, work experience is really valuable. It took me a while to decide on a major -- spoiler alert: that's pretty normal -- but I eventually ended up pursuing an individually structured major in Medical Humanities. If you're wondering what an individually structured major is or how you pull one off, come talk to me!Interests?
I'm a sucker for good coffee, so my favorite study spot is Amante on Baseline -- but any coffee shop will do, and the Laughing Goat in Norlin is where I spend most of my study time. I love my dog, Sachi, and my spoiled brat of a horse. I also enjoy cooking and trying out foreign dishes. I love traveling and even though I can't afford to do a lot of it, I'm always planning some sort of adventure. Haruki Murakami is my favorite author of all time and if you've never heard of him, that's fair, but you should check him out! I'm a bit of a podcast dork and I love pretty much anything from How Stuff Works, especially Stuff Mom Never Told You and Food Stuff. If any of you out there are pre-med I strongly suggest you check out a podcast by local physician Ryan Grey. It's called The Pre-Med Years and it's been a huge help to me on my journey! I also work in the Sleep and Development Lab on campus which is tons of fun. We study how sleep affects young children as they develop. If you want information on how to get involved with research, I'd be happy to help you out with that too!Plans?
After I graduate in December, I'm going to take a year to tackle the MCAT and work as a medical scribe and/or EMT before applying to medical school (Anschutz in Aurora is my dream school!). I'm especially interested in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. I also plan on authoring some books at some point, as I've always loved writing and would like to be involved in the nation's healthcare reform in some way.
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