Lee’s Summit North High School
Lee’s Summit, MO
American Chemical Society
Alpha Chi Sigma
What attracted you to Truman?
Truman’s rigorous academic record is what drew me in at first, but its reputation, location, size, and affordability were all factors that made my choice to come here an easy one.
What do you like best about Truman?
The best aspect of Truman might be its size. It’s large enough to have all the facilities and opportunities of big universities, but it maintains a small, friendly atmosphere.
What do you like most about your classes?
The best thing about my classes is the breadth of topics available. I have a lot of academic interests outside of my major, so I’m glad that our liberal arts program supports exploration in a wide variety of areas.
What do you feel is unique about Truman?
Truman’s combination of top educational programs and a small-town setting is definitely unique. The courses are challenging, but the campus as a whole is very welcoming and supportive.
How would you describe life at Truman to a friend?
I would say that Truman life is very well-balanced. It’s a mid-size school, equidistant from Kansas City and St. Louis, with challenging academics and a friendly atmosphere. There are a wide range of programs and organizations, so there is surely something for everybody.
Have you studied abroad, done an internship, or participated in undergraduate research?
During the summer, I participated in chemistry research through the STEP program. It was a good experience, and I definitely learned a lot. I would highly recommend a research experience to any science student.
What are your plans after graduation?
I’m hoping to go on to graduate school when I’m done at Truman. I still need to choose an area of focus, but I hope to one day obtain a Ph.D. in chemistry.