Expected Graduation Date: September 2017
Undergraduate College: Emory University ‘10
Undergraduate Major: Religion
Undergraduate Minor: Global Health Studies
- Why were you interested in getting a graduate degree in Bioethics?
As a religion major, I was always interested in studying bioethics. I was particularly interested in the MBE program at Einstein Cardozo because it offers courses that explore bioethics through various lenses such as film, reproductive law, mental health, and feminist theory.
- Why did you choose the Einstein Cardozo Master of Science in Bioethics?
I decided to come to Einstein-Cardozo because of the history that resides within the institution. The program has been molded by well-known bioethicists such as Dr. Tia Powell, Dr. Alan Fleischman, and Nancy Dubler who are pioneers in the field.
- What is your favorite aspect of the Bioethics program?
I was drawn to the program because of the diverse student body. There are students that range from professionals who are healthcare providers, lawyers, administrators, and newly graduated students. It is a great experience to be amongst other students who have different perspectives on bioethics. I also enjoy taking the elective law classes at Cardozo. The experience has really changed how I look at ethical problems.
- What has your experience been like as a full time graduate student in the program?
To be honest, I was nervous about the load of the course-work and my ability to adjust to the elective law courses. The professors and law students at Einstein-Cardozo are really helpful and are accommodating to students who are new to the material.
- How do you spend your time outside of the classroom?
Most of our core classes meet after 4 pm to accommodate those who work during the day. I worked part-time as an intern, volunteer at church weekly, prep for my courses and go sight-seeing throughout the boroughs. I learned the importance of balancing my time as a student and being fully engaged with the material.
- What type of bioethics learning experiences have you had outside of the program?
I have had the opportunity to attend committee meetings and witness first-hand how bioethics consultations are conducted. It was a great experience to see what I could possibly do in future.