- Student type: Domestic
- Year commenced: 2021
- Degree(s): Bachelor of Science
- Major(s): Developmental biology; Physiology
- Minor(s): Pharmacology
Why did you decide to study science?
I decided to study science as I loved Biology, Chemistry and interacting with people. Science allowed me to explore the range of scientific interests I already had and find out the areas I loved most.
What made you choose Monash Uni in particular?
Monash University stood out to me because I wanted to attend a university with a high standard of education, many opportunities, and a blend of academics and practical applications of learning.
What's your favourite aspect of studying science?
Our bodies are structures composed of amazing, intertwined and intricate systems. I love learning about how these systems develop from a single cell, how they function, how disease alters these processes and ways in which to research or treat these diseases.
What has been the highlight of your science degree so far?
The friendships I have made are definitely a highlight, however another would be the subject DEV2022, a developmental biology unit about human anatomy. This unit was so interactive, interesting and applicable to life and wider academic units and I absolutely loved it.
What's the biggest misconception you had about studying science before you started your course?
The biggest misconception was that I would not have a career direction to travel in at the end of my degree. There is a plethora of untapped career opportunities in science - both direct and indirect - which allow you to pursue your passions.
If you were to give some advice to someone who's thinking about studying at Monash Science, what would you say?
If you want to study science, Monash is perfect place to do this. There are so many expert academics to learn from, interactive facilities to utilize and endless social events to make new friends and have a great university experience.
Give us a life hack or piece of advice you live by:
‘Say yes’. If someone asks if you want to do something extra-curricular or out of the ordinary, jump straight in and see how it goes! The worst outcome is disliking it and moving on, the best is making lifelong friendships, discovering passions and having an amazing time!