North Central College - Naperville, IL
Biochemistry major

Becky chose to begin her journey to medical school and career quest as a pediatrician at North Central College. Pursuing a major in biochemistry is a good foundation and combines her dual interests in biology and chemistry.

“North Central’s science curriculum is known for its rigor. Labs can be challenging and time-consuming but very rewarding. You’re getting real lab experience here.”

She gained additional research experience through her minor in psychology, where she studied the effects of caffeine on introversion and extroversion with a psychology professor. Becky presented the study at the College’s Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

Becky has gained administrative experience as vice president of the College’s Pre-Health Organization, helping organize events and opportunities for students pursuing careers in health.

“In the sciences, we’re a lot like a family. Everyone’s helpful and it’s a great environment.”