Greetings and welcome to my ePortfolio! My name is Gabriel Jelkin, but I go by Gabe for short. I was born and raised in Westerville, Ohio (just north of Columbus) where I graduated from Westerville South High School with an International Baccalaureate diploma. I have always dreamt of attending THE Ohio State University due to my mother being an alumni and my sister a current student. I am a neuroscience major on a pre-med path with goals of attending The Ohio State University College of Medicine after getting my degree. One transformational experience in my life occurred when I was eleven and was gifted the opportunity to observe various careers in the medical field through my local school district.
Throughout middle and high school, science was my main interest due to my ability to comprehend and apply the material both in the classroom and in the real world. Having realized this passion for science, I had my mind set on entering the field of medicine since I was twelve. From that point forward, my primary interests lay in the medical field such as neurosurgery, anesthesiology, and cosmetic surgery; however, I am open to all career options in the field at this point in time until more doors are opened to me and I can investigate each path. In my time at Ohio State, I hope to learn valuable lessons through my coursework and extracurriculars, participate in as many opportunities to help me flourish as a person, and help others make the transitions I have already made into the ‘real’ world.