Hi everyone, Colby here!
At UConn’s Lodewick Visitors Center, my colleagues and I have the privilege of working with over 40 intelligent, talented, and beautiful tour guides (if we do say so ourselves)! The other day I was able to catch up with Chi and learned about her UConn experience.
As a senior Molecular Cell Biology (MCB) major, Chi has spent the past four years exploring her options in the science field. Originally on the pre-pharmacy track, she was fascinated by the way organisms worked on the molecular level. With an interest in biology, Chi wanted to experience a more in depth view of the world that the MCB degree offered. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Chi spent most of her childhood in
Lagos, Nigeria. After moving back to the US, at age ten, she continued to write letters to her grandfather, which she described as her favorite childhood memory. “As a child I loved writing letters to my grandfather and even after he passed away I still wrote him letters.”
Chi later joined her sister at the Storrs campus and she has enjoyed her own experience with the organizations that she has taken part in. With a little over two months left in her senior year, she stated that she was “still working on that favorite memory, but there’s two months to make it happen!”
After Freshman year, she decided to combine her interest in science and public health. To accomplish this goal, Chi became involved in the Public Health Learning Community. Through this opportunity and many others on campus, Chi decided to study abroad during the summer intercession. For three weeks, she conducted research in South Africa, a beautiful country with so much history. While there, she was able to travel and even had the experience of sleeping in a tent!
“I have always been interested in Public Health especially growing up in Africa so when I heard this new LC was coming to UConn I was so excited. After being a resident for one year, I became the RA and have been ever since.”
As she wraps up her time at UConn, I asked Chi about her plans for the future. Amidst creating memories in her final months at Storrs, Chi has also been applying to graduate programs. After she receives a Masters via a graduate business program, she plans on attending University of North Carolina Dental School of Medicine, ultimately planning on opening various clinics in urban areas that lack dental facilities.
Learn even more about Chi at One Student, One Story!