Ethan Jarrett

  • Class

    Class of 2024
  • Program

    B.S. in Chemistry; minor in Math ( College of Liberal Arts )
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  • About

    Ethan Jarrett is pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry with a Biochemistry emphasis and a minor in Math. He is also a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. He is the treasurer of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society and also works as a Health Professions Advising Office ambassador.

Get to Know Ethan Jarrett

Why did you choose to attend UM?

Many factors drove me to attend the University of Mississippi. The main two factors were that I wanted to attend a college outside Texas and attend a University that promoted undergraduate research. When I came to tour UM, the guide talked about undergraduate research and helped ensure that this was the place for me!

When and why did you choose your major(s)/minors?

In high school, my favorite class was AP Chemistry. I had an excellent teacher and ended up having a fantastic experience in the class. Since then, I have wanted to pursue a degree in Chemistry. I chose to emphasize biochemistry because it includes many of the pre-med classes in its required courses. Lastly, I have a mathematics minor because it is built into the Chemistry degree.

Is there a professor who has been particularly helpful to you?

Many professors have helped me along my academic journey thus far, but the most influential is my research advisor Dr. Tanner. Furthermore, my academic advisor, Dr. Hammer, has been very supportive.

What do you hope to do after you graduate?

After graduation I hope to attend medical school.

What do you like to do outside of school?

My favorite place to go is Mi and Tea! I love their boba; it is a great setting to hang out with friends. For hobbies, I like to volunteer around campus and stay involved with the community.

What is one thing you wish you knew as an incoming freshman that you’d tell your past self?

I wish I knew how helpful office hours could be. I used to think it would be a hindrance to attend office hours since the professors could be doing more important things; however, it is quite the opposite. I was able to understand and grasp the things I was struggling with after I would attend office hours. So for an incoming freshman, I recommend always going to office hours if you are struggling.

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

My three favorite things about chemistry at UM are that the small amount of chemistry majors allows for close relaBonships between students. Moreover, it also promotes close relaBonships with professors allowing for more opportuniBes, such as research. Lastly, I love aFending seminars through SMACS or other programs, which the chemistry department promotes, because of how they inform students of potenBal life paths like medical school, graduate school, and research.

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