Kimberly Vazquez

  • Class

    Class of 2025
  • Program

    B.A. in Biochemistry; minor in Biological Sciences ( College of Liberal Arts )
  • Hometown

    Kosciusko, MS (South)
  • Involvement

    Service and Community Engagement
  • Social Media

  • About

    Kimberly is majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Biology. She is a member of the American Medical Student Associations, UM American Medical women’s Associations. Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students, and the American Chemical Society. She is an Undergraduate Researcher in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She is also an HPAO Ambassador.

Get to Know Kimberly Vazquez

Why did you choose to attend UM?

I chose to attend UM because it has a wonderful science department with wonderful professors who truly care about their students. It is also close to home, so I have been able to go home whenever I need an escape.

Why is your department a special place?

My department is a special place because they care about each student and want to see everyone succeed, which shows. You can tell the professors are super passionate about what they are teaching.

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

  1. The faculty
  2. The opportunities
  3. The student organizations 

What do you hope to do after you graduate?

I hope to go to medical school and become a physician.

What is your go-to meal in Oxford?

Lemon pepper wings and fries from Wingstop with a big container of their ranch.

What are some dream travel destinations?

Definitely Barcelona and Denver.

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

Do not be afraid to ask for help because chances are there are a lot of other students struggling also. It is always good to work together as a team.

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