Majors and Minor
Biology and Microbiology with a Chemistry Minor
Please explain your career goals
After graduating from SDSU, my goal is to attend medical school to become a physician. Although I am not set on a specialty, I have had a fond interest in ophthalmology since my poor vision was corrected by contacts in middle school.
What motivates you to excel at SDSU?
At SDSU, I am motivated mostly by the grand opportunity to learn in so many ways. From the classroom to sports clubs and other SDSU activities, SDSU has allowed me to increase my knowledge in specific subjects while also growing as a person. As a person who loves to learn and is planning on becoming a lifelong learner, I find motivation comes easily in a college environment such as at SDSU. I am further motivated by outstanding professors, classmates, and coworkers who share a common understanding with me during this learning phase of my life.
How does education help you reach your goals and aspirations?
Since I am working towards applying to medical school, my undergraduate education is obviously crucial to reaching my future goals. Without a solid foundation in the biological sciences at SDSU, I could never dream of attending a medical school. Once I have completed my undergraduate degree, I will feel accomplished and satisfied by earning an education that cannot be taken away from me. I believe the education I am receiving at SDSU transcends receiving only an undergraduate degree. By enhancing my experience with internships, research experiences, and honors courses, I am getting much more than just an education from SDSU. I am receiving a unique experience to learn while growing as a person in a diverse and nurturing environment. Once I finish my schooling, I believe the skills I take away from my experiences at SDSU will transfer directly into my job, allowing me to exemplify the excellence available at SDSU.
How do scholarships impact your experience at SDSU and your future?
Financial payment is a part of any college experience, and I have to pay tuition just like anyone else. However, I have been lucky enough to receive some scholarships from state and local sources thus far, covering some of the costs of my college expenses. When scholarships pay for some of my schooling, it takes a tremendous amount of pressure off of me to come up with money to pay for my own education. Because I have two younger siblings who also need to attend college, I have been trying to make my parents contribute as little as possible to my schooling. And because I am a serious student focusing on my grades, I have dedicated most of my spare time to studying rather than working to make money. When I am awarded a scholarship, I feel a deep sense of gratitude and responsibility to make the most out of the gift. The financial support I have received so far from SDSU and other sources has made my college experience more enjoyable and less worrisome.
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