Adventures Outside the Classroom
Many of my educational experiences that I had as an undergraduate were non-traditional in that they were not formal classes. Through these opportunities I had the chance to apply what I had learned in the classroom to real-life experiences or to simply explore learning outside of lectures. Though the experiential learning projects were required by the Honors Program, I think I would have pursued these kinds of opportunities anyway. Some of my most rewarding, growth-inducing, and fulfilling achievements can be classified as experiential learning. My internship in the Miller lab at the UW, in the Overbaugh lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, my study abroad experience in Berlin and Istanbul, my time as a teaching assistant, my volunteer experience with Noel House homeless shelter, all of these things have helped me grow as a person and apply what I've learned through medical anthropology, microbiology, and honors.