I had the opportunity to sit down with my fellow colleague Chris and get to know him a little better. One thing I knew about Chris before this interview was that he could be coerced into doing anything for food. Therefore, our little chat occurred over plates (yes multiple, the kid can eat!) of food from Putnam dining hall after I flex-passed Chris in.
Chris is a one busy guy involved in multiple clubs and a challenging major. Chris is originally from Long Island and is the second oldest in his family with one older sister and two younger sisters. He attributes his ability to read emotions as an inevitability after growing up with so many sisters.
Chris is studying Pathobiology and Psychology and is set to graduate this spring. He originally started off on a pre-veterinary track but later decided to switch to his current Pathobiology and Psychology majors to put him on a pre-med track. His favorite class was Abnormal Psychology, which he found incredibly interesting. Chris told me about his Washington DC internship, which reaffirmed his desire to attend medical school. He spent a summer in the nation’s capitol shadowing multiple doctors in various fields of medicine and loved the entire experience.
One thing that I found surprising about the gregarious Chris was that it took him a semester to truly find his niche. He explained to me that his first semester he did not take any initiative to get involved so he decided that during his second semester he would join clubs and organizations on campus. He joined the Boxing Club, the Tae Kwon Do Club, Husky Reads, the Video Game Club and he volunteered. As a senior, Chris is still involved with most of these organizations and loves it.
Chris has some big plans for the future but not before taking a break. He wants to take a year off and work before entering medical school. He’s looking forward to the opportunity to relax! As for the rest of the semester, Chris wants to finish learning everything he can about his major and wants to enjoy the last of his college life!