Student Snapshot: Jacquelyn Curtis ’22

Jacqueline Curtis '22

Jacquelyn Curtis ’22 is a tour guide, admissions ambassador, peer mentor and student-musician, who also enjoys fencing, swing dance and physics. Below, she discusses her favorite class project so far, the unexpected perk to her favorite study spot and her plans for a career in medicine.


Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania.


Biochemistry & molecular biology and neuroscience.

Clubs and organizations:  

Swing Dance Club, Fencing Club, Cork Grease clarinet ensemble, Climbing Club, Tritons (admissions ambassador), Liberty Caps (tour guides), Bio-buddies peer mentor and Physics Club.


Founders Scholarship and Trustee scholarship.

Favorite book:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

Best thing about my majors:

The variety of classes.

On choosing Dickinson:

Everyone was incredibly kind. People remembered me every time I visited, and everyone was always warm and welcoming. I knew that I could grow as a person here.

Favorite place on campus:

Rector Science Complex (there’s a study spot where you can wave to the train conductor when the train passes by!).

Favorite Dining Hall food:

Vegan applesauce cake.

Favorite class/learning experience:

Metabolism. The final project topic was up to each student. It was absolutely incredible to choose something I’m personally invested in and be able to dig deeper and even explain a topic that I would have found near impossible before this class.

Best thing about my Dickinson experience:

New friends, professors, the school in general. Everyone has been very supportive of me and my experiences.

As I kid, I wanted to be …

… an astronomer.

Post-Dickinson plans:

Going into the medical field.

Little-known hobby/talent:

I like sewing my own clothes.

Most important thing I’ve learned so far:

If you love something, make time for it.

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Published October 6, 2021