I am a rising junior in the Elon College Fellows program, and I’m pursuing a degree in chemistry with a minor in mathematics and a concentration in physics. I am active in the chemistry department, serving as president of Elon’s chapter of the American Chemical Society, a teaching assistant for an Organic Chemistry course and a tutor in general chemistry.
I’ve been conducting research in electroanalytical chemistry since the summer after my freshman year, and currently I’m working to publish a paper on my findings. I recently developed a research proposal outlining what I hope to accomplish over my last two years at Elon. The proposal won me one of Elon’s 15 Lumen Prizes, which are given to rising juniors and fund student research and projects in the final two years of study.
Being part of the Elon College Fellows has been a great experience for me. I’ve met a lot of intelligent and interesting people, and I’ve become close with other students in the program. Many Elon College Fellows functions, including the freshman-year winter term trip to Washington, D.C., have been great opportunities to experience various areas of the arts and sciences instead of being confined to just one.
After Elon, I plan to attend graduate school and pursue a doctorate. Eventually, I’d like to teach at the college level and continue conducting research throughout my career.