Chris A.

Class of 2020

Hometown: Bedford, MA

Major: Biochemistry

Minor: Theatre Arts

My favorite Elon Tradition is .... Because...

I love homecoming weekend. Witnessing the large alumni attendance is inspiring. I was able to talk with alumni who were pursuing/practicing a health profession for an entire day. I now have a better idea of my future aspirations as I enter my senior year.

My most memorable Elon experience?

I was taking a class in Hawai’i when the state was notified with a missile attack. I woke up to this frightening alarm on my phone. The next 42 minutes were fragile, my mind in hysteria and disbelief. Though a false alarm, the rest of the day was covered in a haze I can only explain as supernatural. After talking about this event with fellow students, I can confirm that this extreme low has changed into a beneficial learning experience. I take every day one day at a time, appreciating the beauty and serenity of nature and humankind. Respect one another and just be friendly; it's not difficult.

I chose Elon because...

I knew I was going to major in a natural science of some kind, regardless of institution. The fact that Elon offers a liberal arts education with an emphasis on interdisciplinary studies was the deciding factor. At Elon, I’m able to effectively and publicly disseminate scientific knowledge to large populations, a skill indicative of a university that prides itself on communication and engagement.

I'm passionate about...

Comedy Education Medicine

I'm involved with...

Organic Chemistry Teacher Assistant Anatomy Teacher Assistant Member of American Chemical Society Member of Phi Lambda Upsilon President of Beta Beta Beta Show Producer for Elon Tonight Orientation Coordinator