"Nature is pretty much the top passion of my life. That's something from childhood: I've always been outdoors.
I've always loved seeing the intricacies of the environment. I used to think I wanted to be an entomologist;
I was always catching bugs. So Biology seemed a natural choice."
"For me, it was when I took a tour and saw this building. That's when I knew I was coming to Baylor." Colby,
winner of the Cornelia M. Smith Award for Biology, will be starting medical school this fall.
Because Jordan started her college career with an eye set on scientific research, Baylor seemed a natural
choice. "There are hardly any Christian schools that focus on the sciences, and I think Baylor can compete
with the Ivy League."
Rahul's favorite experience at Baylor was a semester-long study abroad program in Maastricht, Netherlands.
"We were taking intense upper-level classes: Clinical Decision-Making, Epidemiology, History of Medicine, and
so on." "..I think we visited thirteen European countries in total." Rahul says it's the hardest he's ever worked -
and the most fun he's ever had.
"I wanted to be a doctor from age five." A calling that leads many young students to Baylor's excellent pre-med
program. But it was more than a desire to succeed that brought Emily here: it was the conviction that a
Christian faith should inform every aspect of life, from service to studies.
In aiming for medical school, Kirsten took an unusual approach: a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a Medical
Humanities minor. "I was really looking for a degree that would round me out a bit more than most science
majors.With the BA, I got to take classes I wouldn't have with a BS..."
"I think Baylor did a great job of preparing me - just from talking with other people at the interviews, I realized
I had a definite leg up on most other applicants," in terms of both academic experience and mentorship. "There
are a lot of opportunities to learn about medicine at Baylor - what you put in is what you'll get out. There's
Leanna came to Baylor hoping to do genetics research, but soon "discovered the ecology side of biology, which
really fascinated me. So I switched my focus more toward plants and animals than humans." Thanks to Baylor's
emphasis on undergraduate research opportunities, Leanna was able to narrow her interests through hands-on
Sergio came to Baylor because, as an institution, it stood out among Texas schools. He stayed because Baylor's
people stood out in his life. "The faculty here is so open. You can walk into any professor's office they'll make
Erika is proof that a student doesn't need to have a specific goal in mind from the very beginning to be
successful. "I feel very prepared for PA school. I've taken a lot of courses that I won't end up using, but I
don't regret that at all." She's just glad Baylor is strong in enough different areas to accommodate each change