Emilie Mai

  • Class

    Class of 2024
  • Program

    B.S. in Forensic Chemistry; minors in Biology and Spanish ( College of Liberal Arts )
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  • Involvement

    Service and Community Engagement
  • Social Media

  • About

    Emilie is pursuing a B.S. in Forensic Chemistry and double minoring in Biological Sciences and Spanish. She works as a Teaching Assistant for the UM Chemistry Department, providing support to students in the labs. She is a student member of the American Chemical Society. She is also a Student Ambassador for the UM Health Professions Advising Office.

Get to Know Emilie Mai

Why did you choose to attend UM?

When I toured UM, I knew that this place was where I was going to go. There were so many different clubs and on campus activities, and the people were super nice! It was also not too close to home but not too far.

When and how did you choose your major(s)/minor(s)?

I came into UM with a major in Allied Health Studies, but I didn't know that was my major until the end of fall semester my freshman year. I knew I didn't want to do that certain major, so I did research into all the majors at UM. I ended up on the Chemistry page and saw they had Forensic Chemistry as a major. I love watching and listening to true crime shows and podcasts, so doing this major could help me know the science behind all of the true crime. With this major, I decided to minor in Biology and Spanish because biology and chemistry fit hand in hand, and I love learning and speaking Spanish. It's such a beautiful language!

Why is your department a special place?

The professors! I have genuinely loved being in all of my chemistry classes, thanks to the professors.

What are your 3 favorite things about your major/department at UM?

1.The Professors

2. My Peers

3. Being able to say I have a cool major

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

Biochemistry I & II. These two classes have been the hardest classes I have ever taken. They are both really interesting classes and have taught me to change my study habits. I would also like to shout out Dr. Scott for being really patient with me since freshman year!

What do you hope to do after you graduate?

After graduation, I hope to go to dental school!

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

I like to cook, watch movies, and play games with my friends at my apartment. I also like to host picnics at Lamar Park every once in a while.

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