Tour Guide at Clark University
Class of 2020
Hometown: Paxton, MA
Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
I just joined a research lab in medicinal chemistry and am now working on learning how to use all the of the different equipment as well as learning more about the resources which Clark has to offer me.
I think what makes me a Clarkie is my passion. I came into Clark knowing what I wanted to study and what my end goal was. What I didn't know was how to get there. I think my dedication to pursuing my field and reaching out to all of my resources here on campus to help me map out my path, speaks to my enthusiasm to learn.
My most meaningful place on campus would have to be the library. I was fortunate enough to participate in the ACE preorientation program hosted by Clark. In a group of 30 other students, we were able to come to school a month early and take extra classes. At first everything was a little awkward and we couldn't figure out how to break the ice. But with everyone in the library, working on our homework assignments together, we really became a family, and some of those students are still some of my closest friends. Now we use that space to work together or just hang out. It also helps that they have my favorite coffee...
I loved my Organic Chemistry class. It was the first time where I really had to concentrate and invest all my energy into a course. It not only taught me a lot of information, but it forced me to take that information and apply it, rather than memorize it, which is something I really love about how my professors teach at Clark. Taking this class showed me that I am capable of balancing school work, sleep, and extracurriculars.