As a recent graduate of East Texas Baptist University, I am honored to serve this department that has invested in the past four years of my life. My interest in the biological sciences started in high school. By senior year, it had molded into a desire to pursue a career in medicine. During my undergraduate study, I was a member of the Texas Academy of Science and attended the 2011 annual conference in Austin. I was also a student-athlete holding positions on the football team as well as in cheerleading. My career aspirations include earning a degree in osteopathic medicine and providing medicine oversees to those who do not have adequate access to such supplies. If there is one thing that the Lord has shown me, it is that patient endurance builds character, develops wisdom, and provides joy. James 1:2-4 is a verse that I draw near to when times get rough (and especially when I’m in medical school!).
"Dear brothers and sisters when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing." James 1:2-4