Howdy! My name is Emily.

I am an upcoming senior studying Zoology with a minor in Studio Art. I have a pre-medicine professional track and aspire to one day become a physician working as an intensivist, with primarily cardiology and pulmonology focuses. I have always had a passion for medicine and art, hence my major/minor and future plans, but I have many other interests, such as plants. A few of my hobbies include hiking and biking, especially on trails that travel deep within nature. It is incredible to not only step outside for some exercise and fresh air, but also to observe the surrounding trees, shrubs, flowers, and more. I also love photographing my findings!

Having a green thumb is crucial to me, especially when it comes to protecting the beauty of nature and the environment surrounding us. I own about twenty plants and love to care for them and watch them develop into incredible specimens. Therefore, I want to continue to absorb information about many different species of plants, and the class Ohio Plants is a perfect way to do so!

Below, you can see an image of a Coat of Arms. This was designed with the intention of introducing myself. You can see that I am from Greensburg, a small suburban town in southwest Pennsylvania. I included drawings of my hobbies and major/minor including art supplies and the caduceus to represent my love of medicine and future desires in the field. You will see a quote near the bottom of the design: “no better time than now”. This is a motto I live by, especially nowadays. I used to be a chronic over-thinker, presenting all sorts of roadblocks in my life. I learned that there is no better time to go and do something than now. There is no reason to make excuses. Do what you want without a second thought. Time is precious, make the most of it.