"A lot of students who are in biology start doing research in sophomore year. I started working with Dr. Gutierrez right away." December 2, 2009
Student name: Bhumi Patel (See a video featuring Bhumi)
Major: Biology (Pre-Med)
Career aspirations: I would to become a pediatrician or an OB/GYN
Activities: Biology Club, Pre-Professional Society, Indian Community Association, Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity.
Most worthwhile leadership experience: My senior year of high school, my friends and I started our own Relay For Life team. We were the leadership team and had to get funding, recruit members and donations. To get funding, we had to bake goods to sell. We actually spent two nights in a row doing that.
Best thing about being a student at Wilkes University: Research. A lot of students who are in biology start doing research in sophomore year. I started working with Dr. Gutierrez right away. I liked Wilkes and am really getting to know the university better every day I’m here.
Why Wilkes: The number one reason was research. It was also closer to home. I’m more of a family girl so I liked the idea of staying close.