What first got you interested in your field of choice?
I have always had a passion for science and healthcare ever since I was in high school. However, it wasn’t until I had my first opportunity to work in a research lab where I got to experience science first-hand that I knew I wanted to pursue science and healthcare.
What type of obstacles have you had to overcome on the road to getting your education?
During my time as an undergraduate student, my grandfather fell ill and was hospitalized for many months. During that time, I had to juggle between going to school, work, research, and also being at the hospital. This was a very traumatic experience for myself and my family and also had a really negative effect on my GPA. However, it helped me grow personally and I have since learned how to effectively balance my time between school, work, and family.
How did you know that KGI was the right school for you?
I was fortunate enough to take part in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program as an undergrad and got a chance to get acquainted with the faculty members and learn more about the school. I was really drawn by the unique opportunity to learn more about science and industry, but what drew me to the school was the culture of the school and how closely all of the students are.
Why did you want to become an Admissions Ambassador?
KGI is a great school, and I have learned so much in the time that I’ve been here. However, the fact that KGI is a much smaller school, many do not know about KGI. Being from the Central Valley, I had never heard about KGI until I attended a conference in LA. I want to help spread the word about KGI to places where many prospective students may not know too much about the school and help connect them with the correct resources they may need at KGI.
What is one fun and interesting fact about you?
I love learning about fish, making aquariums, and used to be an avid betta fish breeder.