Celebrating the graduating seniors of the College of Arts and Sciences!

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Senior Spotlight: Jack Kincaid

Jack Kincaid Majors: MS (IGS) - Nutrition; BA - Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism Minors: Biology and Chemistry Q: Why did you choose this area of study? A: Cooking with family was an important part of my childhood, and before coming to CWRU I wanted to become a registered dietitian. However, throughout my undergraduate training my interests in nutrition shifted towards the basic sciences, and I became fascinated by the biochemical aspects of metabolism and energy balance. My research at the CWRU School of Medicine on obesity-associated cancers strengthened this passion, so I changed my major from Human Nutrition to Nutritional Biochemistry, accordingly. Through...

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Senior Spotlight: Kelly Emerson

Kelly Emerson Majors: Biology and Psychology  Q: Why did you choose this area of study? A: It combines my passion and love for learning about human health and the way humans think and process information. The two coincided immensely well together. Q: What are your plans after graduation? A: Working in the Surgical ICU/Medical ICU at the Cleveland Clinic while applying to Physician Assistant Master's Programs and continuing my work with caring for COVID-19 patients. Q: Why did you choose CWRU? A: We are fortunate to be in the center of so many world renown hospitals. It was the perfect place to get involved in...

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Samantha Kelts
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Senior Spotlight: Samantha Kelts

Samantha Kelts Majors: Nursing and Medical Anthropology Q: Why did you choose this area of study? A: Choosing these majors together has taught me how to analyze U.S. health care from both an internal and external perspective, and to always think critically about the information I learn. Q: What are your plans after graduation? A: I plan to work in community-based nursing while continuing to pursue a career in grassroots organizing and health policy. Q: Why did you choose CWRU? A: I only chose CWRU because of my scholarship, but I have stayed because of the warm and generous people, as well as the abundance of...

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Farah Almhana
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Senior Spotlight: Farah Almhana

Farah Almhana Class of 2021 Majors: Cognitive Science and Business Management (Secondary) Minor: Chemistry Q: Why did you choose this area of study? A: Cognitive science is an important trans-disciplinary area of study in which I am continuously learning that I have much yet to learn. I have had the privilege of meeting and learning from my professors and classmates in a variety of subjects such as neuroscience, linguistics, and bioethics and make meaningful connections across each of them throughout my undergraduate career. I also chose to study business management because it is crucial to being an active and informed citizen. I hope to...

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Joel Linebach
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Senior Spotlight: Joel Linebach

Joel Linebach Class of 2021 Majors: Dance and Polymer Science & Engineering Minors: Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering Q: Why did you choose this area of study? A: I wanted to find a way to channel all of my interests into a plan of study during my time here at CWRU. I absolutely love solving problems and have a passion for the chemical sciences, especially in biological and medical scenarios. I also absolutely love expressing myself and dancing as it is a complete release and passion of mine. I could not decide between the two, so here I am chasing both passions in my fields...

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Kaylyn-Johnson
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Senior Spotlight: Kaylyn Johnson

Kaylyn Johnson Majors: Cognitive Science, Psychology and Philosophy Q: Why did you choose this area of study? A: I am fascinated with the human brain and mind, and how humans think. I think by understanding this, it can help us understand each other. Q: What are your plans after graduation? A: I am going to The Ohio State University to pursue my Masters in Social Work. Q: Why did you choose CWRU? A: I chose CWRU because I love the city of Cleveland, everyone I met here was incredibly kind and genuine, and I knew I would be challenged here. Q: What's your favorite memory of CWRU? A:...

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