Nicole Guerin

  • Class

    Class of 2025
  • Program

    B.A. Biological Science; minors in Chemistry, Society and Health ( College of Liberal Arts )
  • Hometown

    Clinton, LA (South)
  • Involvement

    Service and Community Engagement
  • Social Media

  • About

    Nicole is pursuing a B.A. in Biological Science and double minoring in Chemistry and Society and Health. She is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, the American Medical Students Association, and the American Medical Women’s Association. On campus, she volunteers at Grove Grocery and is President of the UM Red Cross Club.

Why did you choose to attend UM?

Coming from a family of LSU alums, it was hard! But I loved how cozy and close the campus felt. After coming to admitted student day and other orientation events, I could really feel the sense of community the students here have. You truly aren’t just a number here, from the professors who really care to the tight knit student organizations. I was also blown away by the amount of campus resources geared at student success, which was a huge factor.

When and how did you choose your major?

I’ve always known that I wanted to go into the medical field and have always been a STEM girl, so Biology with a Chemistry minor was an easy choice. I chose to also minor in Society and Health because one of the Deans of the College of Liberal Arts talked about it during my admitted student day, and it encompasses a lot of things that interest me!

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

It’s challenging, I won’t lie. Especially doing the pre-med track. However, I can’t stress this enough- the professors here really care about your success. There are so many resources to take advantage of, from office hours to SI sessions to free tutoring. If you want to succeed and you put in the effort, they will get you there. I’d say one of the most important things to remember is to stay on top of it--a lot of the concepts you learn about build on each other.

What are your 3 favorite things about your major?

1. The sense of community and friendship among different levels of students

2. The professors truly care and push you to succeed

3. The diversity of the department! I am so inspired by the representation of all different kinds of people brought together by a common love of science

What do you hope to do after you graduate?

I am currently planning to take 1-2 gap years to either do a masters program or work in a clinical setting, and then attend medical school. My end goal and dream career is to become a surgeon!

What is your go-to meal in Oxford?

Sushi from Kabuki!

What are you binge watching or reading right now?

Adam Sandler movies!

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