Tell us about an experience you’ve had outside of class (an internship, research project, publication, etc.).
Prior to accepting a spot in KGI's MSGC program, I was an Intern at USC and working full time as a Lab Associate for Quest Diagnostics. During that time I learned a lot about patient care, not only what it takes to speak with a patient and to meet their needs, but what it means for laboratories that are handling and testing samples. It takes a lot of people with knowledge and skills in such a wide range of fields and specialties to help patients and the community.
What's one thing at KGI that no student should miss OR what advice do you have for incoming students?
For incoming students, my advice is to get to know your professors and mentors. I have learned so much from my professors and they all have a passion for learning and their specialty that I don't believe can be said for every school. The staff, faculty, and students make this school a great place to learn and expand your mind into different areas of study that you wouldn't have otherwise known about. We learn the importance of working as a team and with our colleagues in different specialties. This is an important skill that will greatly help us in our respective fields.
Where is your favorite spot at KGI or in Claremont and why?
I love downtown Claremont on Friday nights. It is a great place to hangout after class and decompress with lots of fun places for great food and entertainment. The whole community comes out and there is a great vibe.