Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


Global Awareness:  My goal for global awareness is to do global brigades. Global Brigades goes to a different country each year for a nine day trip to help doctors set up a clinic and other public health resources in a village. This allows me to submerge myself into a completely different culture for nine days and also shadow doctors and help them one on one with patients.

Original Inquiry: My goal for original inquiry is to take part in undergraduate research. I would like to do research with either the Nisonger Center or a biochemistry lab.

Academic Enrichment: My goal for academic enrichment is to aim to be on the Dean’s List by receiving a 3.5 GPA or above every semester. I would also like to challenge myself further by joining a club and applying to be on the board after a year or two.

Leadership Development: My goal for leadership development is to become a mentor nnext year in Ladies of Leadership. Ladies of Leadership is a mentorship program for women of color, currently I am a mentee. I would also like to be the outreach chair for the Somali Student’s Association, to work with the Somali community as a college student. and their Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.

Service Engagement: My goal for service engagement is to continue volunteering at my mosque and to start volunteering at the James Cancer Center.


[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career.  Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated.   For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


During my last year of high school I completed the Bodies Allied Program. In this program, I took classes and did clinicals at the Physician’s Free Clinic to receive a Clinical Lab Assisting Certificate. Working in close contact with patients by following correct procedures to draw blood gave me exposure to the healthcare field and further confirmed that I wanted to be in the medical field. This clinical experience gave me practical skills and interested me more in a healthcare career.

About Me

Hello, my name is Maryan Aden.  I am from Columbus Ohio and recently graduated from Metro Early College High School. I am a first year majoring in Biochemistry with a Pre-Med track. I am interested in pediatrics, specifically working with children with developmental disabilities. During my time here I would like to grow as a person and discover my passion in life.