Meet Katie W

Meet Katie W

Katie WBackground

Advice for Freshman

Challenge yourself to go outside of your comfort zone. The best way to grow as an individual is to push yourself to try new things!

About Katie W

Hey! My name is Katie. I was born in Flint, Michigan. I went to Davison High School where I was very involved in student council, National Honor Society and French club; I was also a member of the varsity soccer team. I graduated in 2011, which now makes me a sophomore at the wonderful Western Michigan University!

While pondering my college choice my junior year, I decided that I wanted to attend a university in Michigan to stay relatively close to my family and friends back home. This narrowed my decision to a handful of colleges to visit. While on my tour at Western Michigan, I felt an awesome vibe from the students and faculty around me and loved the city of Kalamazoo as a whole. After further research on the awesome programs at WMU and an invitation to the Lee Honors College, my mind was made up: I was destined to be a Bronco. I am a biomedical sciences major with minors in chemistry and philosophy. I chose to study these subjects, because my ultimate goal is so be admitted into medical school with a MD/PhD program.

There is so much more to college than attending to obtain a degree; college is a time to meet lifelong friends, get involved with the community, and explore your passions. Here at Western Michigan, I am a member of the Lee Honors College, an executive board member of the American Medical Student Association, a senator in the Western Student Association, a volunteer for Drive Safe Kalamazoo, and an avid intramural soccer player. I also am involved in microbiology research under Dr. Docherty, which has been an amazing experience. Currently, I am living on campus for the second year in a row... and loving it! WMU offers single rooms at the price of a double for second year students who achieve over a 3.25 GPA, thus I took advantage of this opportunity. I would highly recommend living on campus for at least one or two years, because of the location convenience and the opportunity to meet awesome people.

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