Hometown: Westwood, MA
Extracurriculars: Captain of the Grinnell Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, KDIC radio show co-host, and member of the Minority Association of Pre-med Students. I am also a big supporter of theatre, dance, and music performances on campus.
Research: Through the Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) Program, I am researching the effects of oxidative stress on damselflies with a Biology professor. I have had the opportunity to travel to Canada, Michigan, and Hawaii to do field work for this project!
Off-Campus Study: I spent a semester during my third year in Copenhagen, Denmark. I lived with a wonderful host family and studied Medical Practice and Policy. While in Denmark I traveled with my classes to Poland and Germany to observe their medical systems, and visited friends from Grinnell all across Europe.
Why I love Grinnell: I love Grinnell because it is a community of people who love to learn. Grinnellians pursue their passions wholeheartedly and share their experiences and knowledge with one another to create a collaborative learning environment. Coming from the East Coast I did not know what to expect from my four years in Iowa, but I have found the greatest community of supportive friends, teammates, and faculty that make the Midwest feel like home.