“My Caz experience has been amazing. I wouldn’t trade the last four years for anything.”
Why Cazenovia College?
I chose Cazenovia College because of the overall feeling of community. I went to a huge high school where I barely knew anyone and just laid low, so for my undergraduate degree, I wanted to change that. I wanted to go to a school where I could know most everyone by name and, most importantly, where I could form close relationships with fellow students and faculty members.
I was always quite good at biology-based courses in high school, so I thought that it would be cool to learn more.
What I enjoy the most about my major is the small bio family I have formed with students and professors over my four years. Through my major, I have met some of my best friends and have been mentored and instructed by all our amazing professors (Dr. Yorks, Dr. Hager, Dr. Flynn, and Professor Jaconski).
I think the most notable part so far has been the capstone defense that we had in the fall of my senior year. It was a great way to bring everything together and get a chance to show off all that I have learned with those who have helped me get to where I am.
Swimming & Diving at Caz
I have been swimming for Caz all four of my years here. Overall, I have been swimming for a total of nine years. Being an athlete has helped me immensely with numerous aspects of my college life, including making friends on campus and staying healthy.
After graduation, I’ll be attending graduate school to earn my master’s degree in public health. From there, I hope to be able to work with people and communities to help improve resources and education in the areas that need it.
Advice to Future Students
My biggest piece of advice comes in the words of Philip Stanhope with, “Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.” There are so many opportunities that Caz offers to its students. The next four years are your time to learn who you are or who you want to be, so make sure to experiment and experience all you can (without overwhelming yourself). Most importantly, enjoy every second because it goes by in the blink of an eye.