Upon my first journey through the windy hills of the Adirondacks to visit St. Lawrence, I knew this quaint university was indeed a very special “candle in the wilderness” that I couldn’t afford to pass up. Three years a Saint, I am proud to say my feelings haven’t changed a bit. The small student-to-faculty ratio, active alumni network, and unique course selections have and continue to guide my development as an aspiring Physician Assistant and facilitate my life-long passion for learning.
With the help of my mentors at SLU, I have had the opportunity to shadow various health care professionals, conduct summer research in microbial genetics at the Wadsworth Center for Medical Science, present my research at Buffalo State and Berkley CA, and tackle an Honors SYE with Dr. Karin Heckman, my academic advisor. However, my time here hasn’t been completely 100% science; as a member of the Laurentian Singers, I nurture my other love, music, and have traveled abroad with the choir, including to Puerto Rico and Trinidad.
My words of advice to those interested in SLU? Beware: Its physical size is quite deceiving, for it is no match to the plethora of knowledge, opportunities, and experiences of all flavors that it offers!