I have expanded my knowledge of different cultural and social perspectives through my involvement on and off campus with different organizations such as Platform and Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA). Platform has educated me on the political aspects of daily living in other countries through the lens of intersectional feminism. HOSA has provided me with the opportunity to travel and meet people from different countries which allows me to learn firsthand from people who grew up in different backgrounds than my own. In the future, I hope to continue developing my global awareness by studying abroad.
I am working on achieving this goal through participation in psychology, behavioral, and economical lab research studies. Since my major and minors only briefly touch on the research aspect of science, I have learned a lot by volunteering as a participant in these studies, and I hope to continue learning more about how research studies are conducted and how data is collected.
I am currently majoring in Health Sciences and minoring in Bioethics and Biology. My minor in biology allows me to learn about the physical side of the natural sciences, while my major explores the administrative side of healthcare and science. My minor in bioethics allows me to take classes to learn about the ethics of healthcare, which will be beneficial in my future career.
I am in a program called the Mount Leadership Society Scholars Program at OSU which is focused on service and leadership. Last year, I was involved in many service projects in the Columbus area, and this year I am the Chair of the Service Committee so I plan and implement the service projects that the first years participate in. Through Mount I have also been able to practice public speaking, delegation, and writing lesson plans to aid in growing my skills to make me a better leader.
Throughout the 2018-2019 academic year I will be serving as a tutor, mentor, and friend to the children at the RISE Boys and Girls Club. The Boys and Girls Club is an after school program where I will be working with children on a weekly basis to focus on service learning and help however I am needed.