Dallas Ford

  • Class

    Class of 2025
  • Program

    B.A. in Biochemistry; minors in Biology, Chinese ( College of Liberal Arts )
  • Hometown

    Ridgeland, MS (South)
  • Involvement

    Service and Community Engagement
  • Social Media

  • About

    Dallas is majoring in Biochemistry and double minoring in Biology and Chinese. He is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. He works as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Jurss Lab. He is also on the Student Activities Association’s Committee 360. In his free time, he volunteers with Aqua Culture and Hill Country Roots.

Get to Know Dallas Ford

Why did you choose to attend UM?

I loved the campus, especially the Grove in front of Coulter and I loved the people I met there. My older sister was also a chemistry major so I had been coming to UM since I was young.

What would you tell a high school student about your major?

Chemistry isn't as hard as everyone says. Don't get me wrong it is very challenging, but I think the best mindset is to relax and put in the work and most of the time I believe you'll get the grade you want. Also, lab is very hit or miss make sure you get a good partner.

What are your 3 favorite things about your major/department at UM? (keep these short and brief).

1.The people

2. Coulter 201

3. The outreach programs to teach young kids about chemistry

Can you tell me about a professor or a class you’ve taken that has had the most impact on you?

Definitely Dr. Rowlands Organic I- first time I ever had tried really hard and not gotten the grade I wanted, I ended with an A but without her working with me I definitely would not have.

What do you hope to do after you graduate?

I will be attending the University of Mississippi Medical Center- I have been accepted through the PROMISE program.

Apart from school, how do you spend your time in Oxford?

I really like going to see movies, running on the trails by south campus, and eating Rice and Spice.

What are some dream travel destinations?

China, France, and Amsterdam

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