“I had to introduce myself to my group of seven kids. I’m a general STEM major (a biochem major) and I work with all these fancy things. I pulled up pictures on my phone and showed them a confocal microscope. It’s an instrument that uses light to magnify a small object and you can take pictures on it. I showed them pictures of what research I’m doing and they wanted to see more. I convinced a kid to go to college, showed them what you need to do if you want to go be a nurse, how much you’re going to make, and how to apply.
I would like to make science more inclusive. One reason I’ve stayed in science this long is because of my early exposure at Lewis & Clark. I started doing research after my freshman year and it was very instrumental to me continuing on. To increase inclusivity would be overall awesome.”
Cady is a student leader in the Pre-Health Professions Club.
The club fosters community among pre-health students, raises awareness about on- and off-campus resources, and improves the success of pre-health students applying to graduate schools. The student club holds many events to support students interested in healthcare including a career panel, CPR certification, suture clinic, volunteering trips, guest speakers, and monthly meetings. Student leaders provide peer advising and mentorship to younger students and act as advocates for all pre-health students by coordinating with faculty and staff to develop meaningful curriculum and programming. Get involved! Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.