About Katie S.

CFS recipient, 2007. BYU grad turned research associate for a cancer pharmaceutical company based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Headed to grad school at UC Berkeley/UCSF starting Fall 2016. I like road biking, '90s music videos, and playing the ukulele.

Hometown: America

If you and I were to meet in person, one of the first questions you would likely ask me is “Where are you from?” Unbeknownst to you, this seemingly innocuous question would send me in to whirling vortex of identity crisis. While I try set aside my own philosophical struggle of being “from” somewhere, I would probably stammer out something like, “Uh…well…” in order to buy myself some time to try and determine the best answer to give you under the present circumstances.

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Getting Involved in College – The Smart Way

By Mecia Lockwood

In high school, I was not very involved in after school activities. As a military child, I had moved half way through high school, so I didn’t feel connected enough to get involved. However, once I got to college, the mantra constantly repeated and engrained within the culture of my institution was to “Get Involved!” This seems to be normal as freshmen across the US are told repeatedly to engage with the university, be it academic or co-curricular activities.

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Make the Most of Your Summer: Get an Internship

By Ashley Nieves

That time comes when every student gets that nice little break from school: Summer. Many find themselves traveling, conducting researching or even just spending some quality time back home. For others, it’s the perfect time to figure out what they want to do with their future and what better way than getting an internship. With an internship you’ll get the chance to gain knowledge, skills and experience to help you later in life.

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