Anita Voloshin

Anita Voloshin

Anita Voloshin

  • Student type: Domestic
  • Degree type: Degree
  • Year commenced: 2019
  • Degree(s): Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours)
  • Major(s): Pharmacology

Why did you decide to study science? 
I chose science because of the ease with which it intersects with so many other industries/fields. The Global Challenges course lets me use science outside of a lab and apply it in the context of industry, politics, policy, wherever my interest might take me, which I honestly could not love anymore than I already do.

What made you choose Monash Uni in particular?
The incredible support I had learned science students received at Monash, and I have not been disappointed. The science student services are incredible in guiding you with course advice, providing information around things like internships and just general all around support.

What's your favourite aspect of studying science?
The learning. I am studying a major in pharmacology and I cannot get enough of the content. The human body and the things that it has come up with is insanely interesting to learn about.

What do you plan to do when you graduate?
I want to work in a field that is tackling some of the larger global challenges we face today, especially in epidemiology. I look forward to finding a job that hopefully challenges my thinking and let’s me work in the intersection of two fields: maybe science and politics.

What has been the highlight of your science degree so far?
The friends I have made so far in my science degree have been incredible. There’s something really special about discussing immunology with a group of friends that are just as confused as you are.

What's the biggest misconception you had about studying science before you started your course?
I thought science might feel too narrow when I was in the degree, like I wouldn’t be able to try new things outside of my course. That was definitely not true, I feel like I am constantly getting exposed to different concepts and I am even doing a minor in Economics and Business Strategy, just to spice things up.

If you were to give some advice to someone who's thinking about studying at Monash Science, what would you say?
Monash Science has a really unique way of making you feel welcome and at home, even in such a massive cohort. I would say not to hesitate - the course is amazing, flexible where it needs to be and, if you love science like me, the content is seriously engaging.

Give us a life hack or piece of advice you live by:
There is no such thing as too much tea.