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Student Fellows

Fellows of the Center for Science and the Common Good are selected for their potential to become outstanding civic as well as scientific leaders.

Senior Fellows- Class of 2017

  • The CSCG has helped me recognize the importance of ethics and communication in science. I hope to someday apply what I have learned at Ursinus to a career in environmental research so that I can effectively communicate science to the public.

  • My goal as a CSCG fellow is to learn how internal medicine is studied and applied in other cultures. After Ursinus I plan to obtain an MD and a practice in an intensive care unit.

  • I am particularly interested in examining ethical questions raised by advancements with genetics and the treatment of neurological diseases. After Ursinus, I plan to become a neurosurgeon. 

  • Fascinated by the complexities of protein interactions and networks, the structure-function relationship, and protein design, I will be attending graduate school in pursuit of a Ph.D. Being a CSCG Fellow has allowed me to better comprehend the importance and influence of scientific research, as well as recognize the need for effective communication between the scientific community and the public sphere.

  • CSCG has allowed me to explore my passion for healthcare and medical sciences. The cross discipline approach of all scientific fields shows the intricacies to policy and the healthcare seen today. Look here to see what we mean.

  • The interactions between scientists and the public in increasingly specialized fields interests me. I am drawn towards cancer and the challenge of communicating its intricacies to those without scientific backgrounds.

  • I’m passionate about biochemistry but also the ethical questions behind scientific advances.  This enthusiasm led me to the CSCG.  After obtaining an M.D., I want to serve around the world as a volunteer doctor.

Junior Fellows - Class of 2018

  • As a CSCG fellow, my goal is to learn to effectively communicate healthcare-related topics to the public. After Ursinus, I plan to go medical school so that I can practice medicine and teach in underserved populations.

  • I’m deeply interested in disparities of science education and equal opportunity. In the future I hope to become a professor and to help shape the next generation of medical professionals, scientists, and scientifically-minded individuals.

  • CSCG has transformed my love of human physiology to a focus on the accessibility of health information and care. 

  • I looking forward to pursuing a career in sports medicine and health care technology to aim at better patient outcomes. With experiences through the CSCG, like interacting with field experts, an internship with ICAREQUALITY, and research in the Bahamas, I am confident I will better society at the intersection of science and the common good in the future. 

  • The overlap between my scientific interests and desire to communicate ethical issues has led me to the CSCG. After Ursinus, I hope to obtain an M.D. and use the knowledge I acquire to help a multitude of lives.

  • CSCG encourages me to think deeply, considering all angles on politics and morals. CSCG inspires independent and comprehensive reason, strengthening my passion for the marriage of conventional and holistic medicine. 

  • I want to combine my passions for science, advocacy, and social justice to educate and provide care for underserved women in America. 

  • Once I graduate I hope to attend medical school and obtain an M.D. I want to work as a physician so I can help people on a regular basis. I am passionate about assisting others, and a career like this would be ideal.

  • After completing my education at Ursinus College, I plan to attend an Optometry school in order to become an eye doctor and someday open my own practice.

Sophomore Fellows - Class of 2019

  • After graduating, I intend to attend medical school. After exposure to numerous medical specialties, I became especially interested in surgery due to the ability to directly address an illness. I became especially interested in trauma due to the fast-paced environment.


  • After Ursinus I would plan to continue a career in the Medical Field as an MD. I also wish to continue pursuing my interests in Ethics and Biomedical Ethics after I graduate. I was drawn to CSCG because of my interest in Biology and Ethics and how the two subjects relate and intertwine. Studying science, and biology in particular, is certainly rewarding, but to truly enhance the common good we must consider the ethical implications of our discoveries– CSCG helps me to do just that. 

  • I plan to attend a graduate school that has an excellent Physician’s Assistant program, as I intend to hold a career as a Physician’s Assistant in dermatology. The health of the largest organ of the human body and particularly the health of this organ for people of color has always been an interest of mine. I have spent numerous years conducting independent dermatological research and I currently make my own makeup, skin, and hair care products for ethnic skin. As a PA in dermatology, I aim to speak as a leading scientific authority on skincare, address the medical questions of the public, and disperse my dermatological products to the minority communities in need.

  • The CSCG will challenge me to gain confidence and think critically while shaping me into a stronger leader. I will be able to take on any task that I put my mind to and also helping others while doing so.

  • The CSCG has helped me not only as a scientist, but as an individual. It has shown to me that science has a much larger impact in the forms of ethics and communication to other groups than it does to scientists alone. I hope to someday apply what I learned from the CSCH to my profession as an ophthalmologist so that I can apply the goals of the CSCG to my life.

  • After graduation, I hope to earn a MD and become a doctor that can provide medical care to underserved populations. 

  • After Ursinus, I plan to go to grad school to obtain a PhD. in both Chemistry and Environmental Studies.  My goal is to become an environmental chemist for a government agency such as the CIA, EPA, or FBI.

  • I am passionate about spreading the love of science by teaching high schoolers about the use and wonder of chemistry to those who might otherwise not increase the world’s knowledge.

  • I believe the impacts on society should be considered when doing any type of scientific work, which is why it is extremely important to have groups like the CSCG to ensure that this cross-section between science and society is well understood.

  • After Ursinus I hope to enroll in a dual MD/PhD program to combine my love for research and medicine. In addition to my medical aspirations, I also plan on pursuing a vocation in U.S. immigration policy or Global Health policy.

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