Aimee Comas

Aimee Comas

Aimee Comas

  • Student type: Domestic
  • Degree type: Double Degree
  • Year commenced: 2019
  • Degree(s): Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Major(s): Physiology
  • Minor(s): Immunology

Why did you decide to study science?
When I was in Year 12, I really enjoyed chemistry, but also wanted to pursue medical sciences too. I found that I could not choose between the two areas, and therefore studying science seemed like the perfect course to encompass both interests, as Monash offered so many areas of study.

What made you choose Monash Uni in particular?
When choosing which university to study at I considered the values of each university, whether that be a focus on academia, sports, social justice or community. The predominant factor which drew me towards Monash was its focus on making social change, and how that was incorporated into almost every degree. I liked the idea of being able to use science to make change, which might not be possible in science degrees elsewhere.

What's your favourite aspect of studying science?
My favourite part of studying science is the opportunity for exploration and learning about how the world functions at a microscopic level. I also love how science is never complete and that there is always opportunity to discover new information which can make the world a better place.

What do you plan to do when you graduate?
When I graduate from my undergraduate degree I would like to pursue further study surrounding medicine, biomedical sciences or climate science, as I would love to use science surrounding female health in underprivileged communities. I am still not entirely sure what path I will take, but I am excited to continue exploring!

What has been the highlight of your science degree so far?
My favourite part of my science degree has been being involved in the Science Peer Mentoring Program as both a mentee and mentor and studying a Neuroscience unit with a terrific unit coordinator and lecturer.

What's the biggest misconception you had about studying science before you started your course?
Before studying science I was under the impression that the content we learned would be heavily theoretical with an emphasis on knowing scientific concepts thoroughly. I did not think that there would be room to learn about communication in science and how science can be connected to social change.

If you were to give some advice to someone who's thinking about studying at Monash Science, what would you say?
I would tell them about how the science facilities and community are outstanding at Monash. I think one of the major worries held by students entering university for the first time is the social element of as well as the academic, so I think it would be important to highlight the great social network amongst science students. If they were interested in leadership too, I might highlight that there are many opportunities for science student leadership.

Give us a life hack or piece of advice you live by:
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller