Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Biosciences
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Animal Science Club
Canine Companions for Independence
Alpha Zeta Fraternity
What do you like about the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources?
There are several things that I love about CANR. Having the farm right on campus is great for interactive and hands on learning. The variety of animals that we get to work with and the opportunity for research is also pretty great. My favorite part about the college has to be the close knit community. Everyone is so friendly and willing to help if you have questions. I know that I can go to the other students in my class, any of the professors, or other students in CANR that are in my clubs and every single person would be willing to help me with whatever I needed.
What is your most memorable AG or UD experience?
Some of my most memorable experiences at UD came when I was studying abroad. I went to Panama for winter session my sophomore year so that I would finish my Spanish minor. The best experience came when I went on a hike with several girls from the trip during one of the free weekends. We were away from the city in this little town called Valle Anton, and we were trying to hike one of the nearby mountains to see the sunset from a lookout point. On the way, we got a little lost until this Panamanian man showed us how to get there. He went out of his way to make sure we all made it up the steep hill to see the lookout point and spent the time talking with us about his family and all the cool things to see in his little town. Getting to see all the natural beauty from the top of that mountain and experiencing the friendliness of all the Panamanians helped make that trip special.
What are your career goals?
While I am in college, I hope to start working as a veterinary technician at one of the local animal hospitals. Long term, I know that I want to attend veterinary school after I graduate, but I am still not sure what type of animals I want to work with. I hope that by gaining all types of experiences in my undergraduate years, I will be able to find a branch of animal medicine that calls to me.
What is an interesting or unusual fact about you?
Since coming to college, I have had the opportunity to travel abroad four times. Two were traditional study abroad programs for my Spanish minor. One was on a VIDA volunteer trip to Costa Rica where I helped in a traveling animal clinic to treat animals in rural areas. The 4th one was to South Africa to volunteer on a cheetah reserve for a few weeks over the summer.
What is your favorite book, movie or song?
I love to read, especially fantasy books, but one of my all time favorites is Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I can go back and reread that book all the time and still laugh.
Graduation Year: 2020
Hometown: Newark, DE