Veronica Williams

Senior, Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology
Graduated from Holy Family High School in Broomfield, CO

During my high-school career I did my best to stay busy. I worked a job, while being varsity cheerleading captain, appeared in several musicals, and much more. I never had a hard time managing my time, however, I did not do as well as I could have academically.

I applied for CU Boulder, along with a few other Colorado schools because paying in-state tuition was important to me. I am also very close with my family and being able to come home often strongly influenced my decision making process.

When I first found out I would be part of the McNeill Program I was proud. What this program stands for and the people it intends to help gave me great hope for my future. After my first semester, I was so grateful and honored to be part of the McNeill program. This program has been beyond helpful and on such a large campus it is important to find the correct direction. Not only has this program helped me to find the path toward my future but has given me all the steps to ensure I get there.

My favorite thing about the program is their sense of community. CU Boulder is such a large campus and it can be easy to feel lost or unimportant. Within the McNeill program, not only do I have the opportunity to join groups and even become the group leader, but I am also provided the opportunity to be with people who have similar backgrounds, making them easier to relate to.

Yes yes yes! This program has been so beneficial and I would love to see the people I care about receiving the same benefits.