Biology is the study of life. Deeply rooted in the human spirit, biology is a discipline for unusually inquisitive minds. With such a broad range of study, biology relies on an understanding of many other sciences. The study of biology is enjoying its most exciting era with the recent advent of recombinant DNA technology, cloning, molecular-based therapeutics, and inherited genetic disorders.
“A huge advantage of attending a smaller college is specialized attention. I remember when I was first looking at undergraduate schools. I applied to eight different schools with my main focus being a larger school."
"My original intent of study was Law. I got into each of the schools I applied to, including Villanova. Dr. Joseph Kulkosky contacted me and extended an invitation to view Chestnut Hill and the Biology department. I decided to go and check out the place even though I was very intent on attending Villanova.
"When I arrived at CHC, Dr. Kulkosky explained to me what CHC had to offer. We spoke for an extended period of time and I could tell he was really interested in what I had to say and was willing to help me get to where I wanted to go. It is really something great when a true professor is very genuine and aids his students throughout their entire career at the college. This persuaded me to change pathways and put in the deposit to attend CHC."
How did CHC help shape your future?
“Ultimately, I believe as I went through school I have developed a strong core of intellectual, moral, and powerful characteristics that has helped set me up for success. Personally, I have achieved much so far and am continuously pushing myself to go well above and beyond the limits.
"I am constantly growing personally as well as professionally. For example, a few years back I decided I wanted something that would set me above the bar as a practicing physical therapist. I stayed up many nights throughout my years, many times pulling all-nighters, brainstorming and building. I currently have a patent pending product that has the potential to enhance physical rehabilitation for patients post-op orthopedic surgery.”
"I am a licensed physical therapist and certified personal trainer. I am a full time employee at Novacare Rehabilitation. I also work part-time for a home care agency, do independent PT contract work with a company specializing in pediatrics and work as an independent contractor for personal training."