I applied to a lot of colleges, but my mind was made up when I took a private tour of Bay Path College. I saw firsthand the type of support, encouragement, and most importantly, high quality education you receive at a small, private college. When I met world-renowned paleontologist Dr. Gina Semprebon, a professor whose energy for science is contagious, I knew she would keep my attention and passion for biology alive.
What I didn’t expect to find were opportunities to broaden my education. At Bay Path, learning doesn’t always occur in the classroom. The One America course is just one of the many “real-world” experiences at the College. When I learned of the One America—The New South course and a trip along the Civil Rights trail, it was an experience I had waited for my entire life. The trip taught me there is more to learn beyond the horizon, and I was truly touched by the people we met, like journalist Jerry Mitchell (http://bit.ly/chunnR) and civil rights activist Dr. John M. Perkins (http://bit.ly/d3UddV). It was an especially moving journey as I traveled with my classmates to see the places where the Civil Rights movement began nearly 50 years earlier. I saw just how far we’ve come as a nation as well as how much work we still need to do in the South in regards to creating jobs, building suitable housing, and developing health clinics for those in need.
From the One America trip, I’ve learned that when you don’t like something, you need to do your part to fix it. Following graduation, I plan to pursue graduate studies in medicine, and I hope to return to the Deep South and be part of the solution.Brittany is involved in the following activities:
One America-The New South
Treasurer – Biology Club
2011 Harvard National Model United Nations Participant