Vidhi Patel, a junior cellular biology major from Athens, serves as an orientation leader this summer to welcome first-year and transfer students to UGA as she continues her preparation to attend medical school. A wonderful ambassador for town and gown, incoming students are benefiting from her knowledge for learning and passion for UGA. She shares some important insights in this Amazing Student feature:
How did you choose your major?
Understanding as well as studying biology in a more detailed scope has always interested me. I can explore my interests in research, clinical studies and science at a cellular level. I can learn about vaccine development, how things live, and the life cycle down to a microscopic level. Majoring in cellular biology has allowed me to dig deeper into the cellular level of biology while pursuing my physiological and anatomical interests within the classroom setting.
What is your favorite class that you’ve taken?
Sociology. I took this class this past semester and it was the first class that I took outside of my major. Being the talkative, extroverted person I am, I wanted to learn more about people, their behaviors, and the reasoning behind their actions. This class has allowed me to be more intentional in my personal relationships while simultaneously gaining a different perspective on my mannerisms and interactions. Taking this intro level course has led me to be interested in pursuing a minor or potentially a second degree in sociology. As I take more sociology courses, I grow even more excited to facilitate change in the communities I occupy regarding the social issues that impact peoples’ lives.
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Image: Vidhi Patel. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA)