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major (Pre-Med), minor

Summer Research at the University of Michigan (Physical Organic Chemistry Lab) - Summer 2015

Admissions viewbook storyJessica Wilson ’16 knew she wanted a small, intimate, supportive community. She also knew she needed an outstanding academic experience in the sciences. At Muhlenberg, she found both.

As an applicant, both aspects were brought home to her in the personal attention she received from, Professor Bruce Anderson, the head of the department: “in terms of keeping in touch, answering all my questions - that was really important, because it made me realize that there was going to be investment in me, in the sciences, which made me really want to be here, for science.”

A Dana Scholar and a pre-med chemistry major from Littleton, CO, Jessica is also a piano player minoring in music, active in the Chapel community, and a club swimmer. True to her impressions as an applicant, she has thrived in the sciences here. Last summer, she conducted summer research at Muhlenberg with her organic chemistry professor, which continued through the regular academic year. This past summer, she researched at the University of Michigan Physical Organic Chemistry Lab. In line with Professor Anderson, her teachers’ dedication has continued to deeply impact her education.

“They want to get to know you, not just you the student, but you as a person,” Jessica says. “Their involvement becomes so much more than just a classroom experience.”