Career Goal: Presently, I would like to attend graduate school for a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or attend medical school for a Ph.D./M.D. in the same area.
I was born in Wisconsin and lived in New Jersey and Ohio during my formative years. I attended public schools through the 5th grade and was home schooled until the 10th grade. For my junior and senior years in high school, I was home schooled and took university classes. I enjoy playing the piano and reading, tennis, skiing and swimming. I have been a lifeguard for 5 years.
Research: During the summer of 2002 I researched under chemistry professor Dr. William Hendrickson in organic chemistry. It was a mechanistic study of the reaction of primary and secondary alcohols with commercial bleach and a phase transfer catalyst.
University Life: I came to the University of Dallas because I was looking for a small Catholic university, and UD offered me the most for the money. Their reputation for an outstanding pre-med program was also very attractive.
I feel that I have received a good education from UD. I really enjoy the small class sizes and the fact that the professors know their students on a more personal level than they would at a large university.
Comments for High School Students: Be prepared to study and to work harder than you ever have before. But don't worry because its totally worth it.