At the beginning of this year, I was given the opportunity to apply to become a part of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Honor Society. A few weeks ago, I was informed of my acceptance into the Honor Society. I will be among 33 inductees to become a part of the Chi Omega Lambda Honor Society this academic year.
This society “recognizes exceptional undergraduate juniors and seniors pursuing degrees in molecular life sciences at colleges or universities with ASBMB Student Chapters”. My acceptance into this Honor Society has much to do with my academic achievements and research accomplishments throughout my time at Marymount. I have been a part of the ASBMB student chapter since my freshman academic year and was also given the opportunity to work under Dr. Ann Aguanno in her research laboratory that year as well. I have committed to a career in the sciences and have persevered through the heavy coursework and extracurricular involvement. These various opportunities introduced to me over my years at Marymount have aided and shaped me to become not only a better student, but a better individual within the scientific community.
This accomplishment has allowed me to reflect on my achievements and hard-work as everything that I have done has counted and mattered in the grand scheme. I am so honored and excited to become a Chi Omega Lambda and hope that as I near the end of my post-secondary academic career that I continue to persevere, commit, and work diligently. I do have one academic year left, but these years have flown by, and sooner than later– my time at Marymount will come to an end; but I have been so thankful for this experience.