How did you know you wanted to study biochemistry?
I’ve always loved science, but I really knew I wanted to study biochem when my dad was diagnosed with lymphoma. He’s okay now, but I want to work toward finding a cure.
Why did you decide to study biochemistry at Rose?
Rose has the atmosphere and community I really wanted in college. I was excited to have a small class for my major and be able to get really close to my peers.
What's the best part about studying biochemistry at Rose?
I get to work under a professor and do my own research on breast cancer, which is essentially exactly what I wanted to do for a career.
What is your dream job?
My dream job would have to be working as a pharmacologist in the oncology department of the Simon Cancer Center at IU Hospital. I’d get to help with making the chemo for patients and hopefully get to do some research alongside it!
What's the coolest thing you've done as a student at Rose?
For an independent lab in analytical chemistry, I got to analyze a bunch of different tattoo inks for heavy metals like lead, mercury and zinc.
What's the nerdiest thing you do?
The nerdiest thing I do is carry around an organic chemistry stencil to make my molecules look nice on my notes and homework. The other thing I do is play RPG games like Skyrim and Fallout when I’m not doing homework.
Rose has the atmosphere and community I really wanted in a college. I was excited to have a small class for my major and be able to get really close to my peers.