“It was Joshua’s enthusiasm as a first-year student that led me to ask him to do independent studies work with me; he was unquestionably the most enthusiastic student I have ever known.” - Max Taub, Professor of Biology
I am an affably inclined banjo playing philosophy major who wants to be a doctor when I grow up.
What made you choose Southwestern?
Going to Southwestern was the best decision I ever made. I wanted to go somewhere where I would be both challenged to succeed and supported if I faltered. The close-knit community of students, faculty, administration and staff at SU have created a liberal arts college that truly allowed me to become the person I wanted to be.
How did Southwestern help develop your leadership abilities?
I went from being very shy in high school to being voted Student Leader of the Year. Everything I know about leadership I learned at Southwestern. Everyone leads in their own way, and I found how to use my skill sets and personality to be the type of leader that I want to be, without feeling as though I compromised my genuineness or authenticity.
How did Southwestern prepare you for the future?
The heart of Paideia is the ability to make connections. At Southwestern you learn how to connect everything, and that prepares you for anything.
What are you doing now?
I’m living in St. Louis now, and comfortably into my first year of medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. I was just elected class president!