As a recent graduate of Elon, I can say with absolute certainty that the Elon College Fellows program was one of the most rewarding experiences during my time in college. Not only did it provide me with an intellectually challenging environment, but also an incredible group of lifelong friends. Living in the Elon College Fellows learning community, I found myself surrounded by great friends from all disciplines, yet with so much in common.
It is through the Elon College Fellows program that I was able to engage in an in-depth scientific research project. After participating in five semesters of research, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at Elon, and a separate summer research program at a medical institution, I discovered my love for research. In fact, as a result, I have decided to pursue a career as a physician investigator, balancing scientific inquiry with direct patient care. Next year, I will be a first year medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Looking back on my time at Elon, I will be forever grateful for the opportunities and experiences that the Elon College Fellows program provided for me.