Class of 2003
Major/Minor: Major Biology with a Minor in Chemistry and English
Having a well-rounded education that included a minor in English has definitely helped me communicate better.
How has your liberal arts education influenced you? How do you apply your LAE in your current career?
Having a well-rounded education that included a minor in English has definitely helped me communicate better and think critically - two skills that are essential and I apply everyday in the field of medicine. In addition, having an appreciation for literature means being able to understand how other cultures work and appreciate the history of our world, which I consistently apply to how I interact with my diverse patients.
Who was your favorite faculty member? Story?
Definitely Dr. Martin Connaughton, who gave me the opportunity to start my research career the summer after my freshman year. His confidence in me taught me how to work independently and think critically. Even though I didn’t pursue a career in marine biology, the research skills I acquired from working with him influence my work to this day.
What is your favorite Washington College memory?
I would have to say I loved the small feel of the school. Everyone in the Biology department knew each other and help was never far away - there was no anonymity. I also will always treasure my friendships from Zeta Tau Alpha. The sisters I made at WC have continued to be my friends for life.
- Zeta Tau Alpha
- The Elm
- Honor Board
- Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
- Peer Counselors
Tulane University School of Medicine (MD)