Senior, Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology
Graduated from Holy Family High School in Broomfield, CO
Why did you choose CU Boulder?
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.
What were your first impressions of the McNeill Program?
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.
What do you love most about the McNeill Program?
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.