So this is kind of funny because I already have an “About” page on my blog, but I’m making this introduction just for this class!
So hi! My name is Margaret and I want to be a medical researcher when I grow up (at 21 I might have to be an adult, but I surely don’t have to be a grown up all the time). I’m a senior this year, but I’ll be a senior again next year because I’m working on a dual degree in Chemical Engineering and International Studies. The main difference between a dual degree and a double major is that with a double major you get one diploma and one bachelors degree that is split between two focuses. Dual degree students receive two diplomas and bachelor’s degrees; one for each degree they have completed. So yeah, you could say its pretty cool!
My major goal in life is to move to Europe, maybe Germany or Italy, and be a medical researcher in either a private lab or a hospital facility. I ‘ll probably end up going to medical school but until then I’m honestly trying not to think about it. Because I want to do research I’ll be going for an MD/PhD which takes twice as long. Basically, I’ll be in school for the rest of forever. After I eventually finish, I want to move to Europe like I mentioned above. I’ve studied abroad twice so far in college and I’ve seen enough of Europe to know I’d be happy living there forever! Italy is my favorite place I’ve ever been, but Germany is more likely to have the type of companies I want to work for. Honestly I’d live almost anywhere, but my “Dream Job” would be to work for the World Heath Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
Other fun facts about me:
- I have one sister who is five years older than me. She’s my favorite person in the whole entire world.
- I have two nieces and one nephew and they’re all pretty great when they behave.
- I have two cats and a dog. I love all of my animals but I am more of a cat person than a dog person. That’s not to say that I don’t like dogs – I do – but I just like cats better. I appreciate that they are very independent. It makes me feel very special when they deign to spend time with me.
- I collect souvenir shot glasses. You know, the ones you can buy at the airport or gift shops? Yeah those. I have over a hundred from all over the world. A lot of my friends know I collect them and will bring me one when they travel (I have awesome friends). They’re not all shot glasses exactly, but all of them come from somewhere awesome. The picture at the top is an old photo of them, minus about 2 dozen that wouldn’t fit or hadn’t been bought yet.
Image: Personal photo of shot glass collection. Taken May 2016.