Izzy Ferrazza

Student Snapshot: Izzy Ferrazza '24

"People on this campus are not afraid to just be themselves," says Izzy Ferrazza ’24 (pre-health, anthropology),
a student tutor and writing associate who plans to study abroad in England.
"Undergrad is the time and place for you to find out who you are and who you want to be.
" So it's not surprising that she is making the most of her time as an undergrad.
A scholarship recipient who works as a tutor and a writing assistant and plans a health-care career,
Izzy recently returned to the U.S. after traveling to Holland to study Dutch views and practices regarding
death and end-of-life care.
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Hannah Spiri '22

Student Snapshot:
Hannah Spiri '22

After graduation, Spiri looks to pursue a career in the medical field. But she still likes to look back at her choice to come to Dickinson and what it has meant to her. “I chose to come to Dickinson for numerous reasons, including the small class sizes and ability to form close relationships with the professors here,” says the biology major, noting that field hockey was also a huge part of her decision
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Kay Davis-Lorton '23

Student Snapshot:
Kay Davis-Lorton ’23

Writing to us from Spain, Kay Davis-Lorton ’23 (biology, pre-health) explains the factor that inspired her decision to attend Dickinson, the inspiration she draws from the Dickinsonians she’s encountered on campus and abroad, and the tremendous power that small acts of kindness can bring.
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Student athletic trainers
Jade Heenehan '24 (left; environmental studies) and Misa Patel '22 (physics) set out for the day as sports-medicine student assistants. Photo by Dan Loh.

Student Snapshot: 
Jade Heenehan '24 and
Misa Patel '22 

Sports-Medicine Student Assistant Program Helps Keep Athletes on the Field

HANDS-ON OPPORTUNITY OFFERS VALUABLE WORK-STUDY EXPERIENCE, ON-RAMP TO THE MEDICAL FIELD
by Tony Moore

Dickinson has 12 men’s and 13 women’s varsity sports, and it takes a knowledgeable training staff to make sure every Red Devil remains as injury-free and healthy as possible—and gets quick care when one of them goes down in action.

To supplement that staff, the Department of Athletics hires work-study students as sports-medicine student assistants (SMSA). And the experience these SMSAs accumulate prepares them to care for athletes on the sidelines and in training facilities, quickly making them vital members of the training staff.
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Irem Ozturk '22
Student Snapshot:
Irem Ozturk ’22

At age 16, Irem Ozturk ’22 left her home in Turkey to attend school overseas and learn English. As an international student at Dickinson, she’s involved in an array of campus groups and organizations, including her work as a sports-medicine assistant, an area of professional interest. She’s conducted student-faculty research on cancer at Dickinson and interned through MedStar Health and Atlantic Health Systems. Below, she discusses her transformative First-year Seminar, the many life lessons she’s learned through her time at Dickinson and the friends and mentors she’s discovered along the way.
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Rachel Flame '22

Student Snapshot:
Rachel Flame ’22

Rachel Flame ’22 (biochemistry & molecular biology) is a student-athlete, student-mentor and teaching assistant who's also found the time to conduct student-faculty research with four science professors! Below, she discusses all this and more, and offers advice on how to get the most out of college.

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walking tourWhile we encourage you to watch the whole video, this Dickinson College farm segment highlights Pre-Health Program alum, Danielle Moser ’20, in her work as a Dickinson College Farm apprentice (starting at 4:17).
Catherine Campbell Worthington '12

Red Devil Alumni Spotlight:
Catherine Campbell Worthington ‘12

Catherine, a former biochemistry & molecular biology major and now a doctor in a Baltimore-area orthodontics practice. 

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Tao Xu '21

Student Snapshot:
Tao Xu ’21

Tao Xu ’21, a biochemistry & molecular biology and neuroscience double major with a chemistry minor who’s served high-level internships at two medical colleges. He’s also found time to work as a tour guide, serve in Student Senate and get involved with Chinese Students and Scholars and the Pre-health Society— all while serving as a volunteer at the UPMC Carlisle Hospital Emergency Room.

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Alice Agyekum '22

Student Snapshot:
Alice Agyekum ’22

Preparing for a career in medicine, Alice Agyekum ’22 (math, pre-health) served a high-level research internship on heart-valve replacements and the patients who receive them. She says that with encouragement from loved ones and Dickinson mentors and friends, she’s learned the value of pushing forward to pursue opportunities that may at first seem out of reach.

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