Coming from a Polish immigrant family, my parents have instilled in me the values of culture, determination, and hard work. Seeing the sacrifices they made so I could live a much better life than them has motivated me to chase every dream with undying perseverance and overcome any obstacle. Because of their motivation and inspiration, I have decided to take a leap into the medical field in order to aid people directly.
The human body has always been an object of endless fascination for me. I am specifically interested in the only organ that has the ability to conduct an intricate symphony of chemical reactions simultaneously so that all parts of the body can communicate: the brain. By delving deeper into it, we will have access to a better understanding of the nervous system that will lead us to discovering numerous neurological diseases. This realization has encouraged me to major in Neuroscience at the University of Illinois at Chicago. To prepare myself to become an effective physician and leader, I serve as a liaison between my building’s Hall Council and Residence Hall associations and have joined the Society of Future Physicians. Furthermore, in order to gain even more insight into the medical field, I completed an Emergency Medical Services Class and joined the Bongarzone Research Lab where I run experiments and collect and analyze data about Krabbe Disease. From these experiences, I intend to consolidate clinical medicine and research to improve the wellbeing of society.
As an ambitious, first-generation college student, I am certain that America Needs You and my Mentor Coach will give me the skills I need to become a confident leader that will make a positive impact on her community. This experience is a stepping-stone to achieving my goals. I am beyond excited to see what ANY has in store for me in the future.