Why SUNY Oneonta
I decided to come here after going on a school visit. I came on accepted students day, and I got to meet some of the professors and some of the students. I just really loved the environment. Everybody was really welcoming and nice. I wanted a change from the big city area, and Oneonta was the right amount of change.
Students of Color Coalition, Xclusive dance club, Hall Government, Student Honorary Board Director
I wanted to get involved in as much as I could on campus, and I have loved being involved in different clubs and learning new things and meeting new people.
I presented at the Student Creativity and Research Day on the topic of parasitology. I’ve been studying parasites in fish in Otsego and Canadarago Lake. We actually found a new species of fish, which was really rewarding.
Another great experience was being able to travel to Chicago to a diversity conference through the Office of Equity and Inclusion. I’d love to go on more of these types of trips through the college.
Plans, Goals, Dreams
I’ve always loved animals. I always knew I wanted to be a veterinarian and fell in love with the field pretty early on. I want to work with big, exotic animals in a zoo. But I also have learned here at SUNY Oneonta that I enjoy the research side of things, too, so maybe I’ll do a combination of the two.
For now, I’d like to travel more and participate in Relay for Life and the Pit Run.