Tell us about an experience you’ve had outside of class (an internship, research project, publication, etc.).

I have interned at Global Genes, which is a non-profit rare disease advocacy organization. There, I got to write a scientific article as well as interview leaders of certain rare disease groups and understand how they are trying to make a difference in their community. I was also able to interview other rare disease organizations across the world and understand how their national rare disease organizations work and what they do and what types of diseases they target.

What's one thing at KGI that no student should miss or what advice do you have for incoming students?

KGI students should take advantage of every opportunity to hear the industry speakers as well as student thesis speakers. There are so many interesting events and talks where you get to network and meet leaders of companies who are making a difference in the country and in the world. They come from all walks of life and really want to help the students understand what their life is like and what we can do in the future.

Where is your favorite spot at KGI or in Claremont and why?

My favorite spot in Claremont is the Claremont Hills Wilderness Park. They have great trails and the scenery is beautiful because of all the mountains you can see. The green forests of the area remind me of home because I am from Michigan where it is very green and scenic. It is great area for hiking and just spending a day in nature.