What first got you interested in your field of choice?
There was a small unit in my 10th grade Chemistry Honors class that covered basic biotechnology concepts and lab techniques. I really liked that unit, it was the first time I heard about biotechnology and I liked how it combined a subject I loved (chemistry) with a subject I was interested in (biology) in a practical way.
What type of obstacles have you had to overcome on the road to getting your education?
When it came to going to college, I was encouraged to go where I felt would be best for me, but I had to carefully weigh my desires versus the financial burden of going to certain institutions and the distance from my family. Both my undergrad institution and KGI were decided on after my whole family and I came to the decision that these were the best options and we could shoulder those burdens.
How did you know that KGI was the right school for you?
I really enjoyed participating in the 2018 BSUITE internship at KGI. From that experience, I learned that KGI was the perfect place to gain practical knowledge in bioprocessing (rather than a theoretical background as I got in undergrad) and to grow my network in a more casual yet meaningful way.
Why did you want to become an Admissions Ambassador?
I enjoy being a mentor and giving back to my school. I volunteered to help with recruitment events and panels during my first year, so I decided to make my involvement more official.
What is one fun and interesting fact about you?
I have three different webcomic apps on my phone, across which I follow and stay up-to-date with 30-40 webcomics, most of which update on a weekly basis.