“I'd never lived away from my home or anything, but when I moved here it wasn't that strange for me. It wasn't like I was actively looking. I never said to myself ‘I'm done with high school, it's time to move on!’ I really liked high school, I really liked high school. I functioned perfectly well in high school, socially and academically. But when it came time to actually come here, I said, ‘Okay, this is it.’

My favorite thing about Simon's Rock? I would say the classes and the professors, because they're just extremely helpful. I've taken some courses where I've been afraid. I asked myself ‘Can I pass this?’ With the professors, because they're always available and welcoming, I end up with a pretty okay grade. Even if it's not an A, I'm not affected because I learned. So you get a good grade and learn—or don't get a good grade but understand all of the material as much as you can—and that's perfectly fine with me. The professors are definitely the best.

I want to be a neurosurgeon. Anyway, so I originally started college wanting to do neurosurgery and I still am interested in the brain. But more and more, I've been looking into emergency medicine. I definitely want to do something in the medical field. I want my MD, I want the paper. The Degree! I’ve also been doing a lot of research lately in the chemistry lab, and I really enjoy that. So now I need to decide whether I want an MD or MD/PhD.”

My Work:
Health Beneficial Citrus Compounds With a Focus on Citrus Limonoid Effects on Cancer