“I wanted to be able to go and see shows, and go support my theatre friends and still be a science nerd.”
Caroline Berman ’16 didn’t expect to end up a science major.
When she applied to Muhlenberg, she was attracted initially to the renowned theatre program. In high school, she hadn't been drawn to study the sciences and hadn't considered it as an option for college study. But after she took an anatomy course her first year, her whole academic outlook shifted: she had fallen in love with science.
When she came to Muhlenberg, she discovered that the diversity of academic and extracurricular opportunities available to her allowed her to maintain her love of the dramatic arts, while pursuing her newfound passion for science.
A pre-vet biology major and a Dana Scholar from Oak Park, IL, Berman tutors in the Academic Resource Center. She conducted research while studying abroad in Tanzania and was an intern zookeeper at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.
Despite her globetrotting biological studies, she knows she is at home at Muhlenberg. She was initially skeptical of Muhlenberg’s reputation as a ‘caring community.’
“But then you get here, and it’s so real,” says Berman. “Everyone was just so welcoming in a way that I hadn’t felt anywhere else.”