BlavinScholars.org: What degree(s) will you be receiving this spring?
Jeremiah: Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry
BlavinScholars.org: What awards or honors have you received while at U-M?
Jeremiah: University Honors for G.P.A above 3.0 reoccurring multiple times.
BlavinScholars.org: What is your major and what inspired you to pursue that particular major?
Jeremiah: Biochemistry; inspired by a love of physiological mechanisms from a chemical and cellular basis.
BlavinScholars.org: What are your short-term goals for after graduation?
Jeremiah: My short term goal would be to get well-adjusted to medical school and hopefully quickly find good studying strategies.
BlavinScholars.org: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Jeremiah: In five years, I see myself as a medical resident and starting a family.
BlavinScholars.org: How have you grown as a person since first entering college?
Jeremiah: I have primarily grown socially and professionally, learning how to interact with patients from a volunteer-basis, and learning to manage my own support systems effectively.
BlavinScholars.org: What excites you most about your future?
Jeremiah: I am most excited about a future as a medical doctor and being able to balance continuing learning/research with managing patients.
BlavinScholars.org: What advice about higher education and life, in general, would you give to high school students who have experienced foster care?
Jeremiah: I would advise children in high school from the foster care system to seek out mentors and support systems, as they are able to help you manage through very complex decisions, and can often act as important contacts for future opportunities.
BlavinScholars.org: What advice would you offer to incoming Blavin Scholars?
Jeremiah: I would give the same advice as the previous answer, with an additional recommendation for future Blavin Scholars to utilize all of their available resources such as funding, liaisons, mentors, coaching, etc.
BlavinScholars.org: What’s your biggest takeaway from your experience as a Blavin Scholar?
Jeremiah: My biggest takeaway from my experience being a Blavin Scholar would be that it’s essential to build support systems with the people around you, especially in higher education. It has been a great learning experience with team building exercises, group volunteering opportunities, and other events.