Daniel P
Major(s): Neuroscience, Integrative Physiology
Spring 2023

There have been a number of exciting opportunities for me at CU but the one with the most impact on me has been the ability to study abroad in Europe. It has really broadened my perspective on the world and given me a chance to understand other cultures. It has renewed my passion for learning, and given me a new lens to view my own life in terms of my courses, work, future plans, and more.

COVID-19 brought a lot of unprecedented changes, mainly turning my classes remote. This was particularly challenging as it was harder to grasp concepts that normally required hands-on participation, primarily in lab classes. I think it proved, however, that we can be resilient and adapt to obstacles. After learning how to use the technology, I find that a lot of my classes are now a lot more efficient under hybrid-class conditions.

Without the BBC scholarship, I can imagine that my college experience would be vastly different. I have been given the gift of time; time to create, to explore, and to research. I used to spend everyday after school working, but I now have the ability to attend clubs, symposiums, and a myriad of other activities through the school.

My goal is to take everything that I have been given along the way and transform it into something beneficial for my community. I hope to enter medical school and specialize in psychiatry. I think mental health has only become a concern in recent history and I want to be able to contribute to the field in a meaningful way.