Chelsea K.

Tour Guide at Xavier University of Louisiana

Class of 2018

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Major: Biology

My Schedule:

Monday 12-1 & 3-5 p.m.
Tuesdays 8-10 a.m.
Thursdays 12-2 p.m.
Friday after 2 p.m.

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My top strengths are...

I'm courageous, ambitious and passionate! I have a very determined and organized personality so once I set my sights on something I work diligently to achieve it by creating realistic checkpoints long the way. I accept that I may not succeed in everything I do but I try my best to learn from my mistakes and continue to pursue my goals.

A few of my life goals are...

I am a junior Biology major and I am a BUILD Scholar. When I first started at Xavier, my main focus was getting into medical school. As I was following along the MD track, I found myself exposed to many different aspects in the field of Biology. Research, specifically, has broadened my horizons in that I now know I am not interested solely in patient care, instead my goal is to obtain a MD/PhD in a biology discipline so I can perform translational research that will bridge the gap between science and medicine. Non-academically, I am involved in the Foreign Language Club and want to be fluent in Spanish and French.

What connects me to my friends...

My friends and I are connected by our common goals. We connect on both an academic and social level. All of my friends want to become doctors so surrounding myself with like-minded people helps me stay focused. They are my support system when I'm struggling in a class but they also push me to be and do better. We've learned how to enjoy each others company and have just as much fun together stuying for Genetics as we do going to see a movie and having a night out. I guess what I want to say is we respect each others time and have learned the art of balance.

I feel most alive when...

It's a tie. I feel most alive when I give tours to prospective students and when I perform research in lab. I'm really into having school spirit and pride, so I enjoy giving tours to students because I feel like I can provide them insight into my college experience, especially the transition from dependency in high school to the independence and responsibility of college life. As far as lab goes, I love biology, so the opportunity to use textbook knowledge in a real situation is exciting and it furthers my interest/passion in working in the biological field as a profession.

I'm passionate about...

Volunteer Working hard Studying Nature Walks Listening to Music

I'm involved with...

Biology BUILD Scholar
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