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Nancy Sarmiento

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NSU Major

BS Biology

NSU Minor Degree

Psychology

NSU Undergraduate Date

2013

Other Institutions of Study

Master of Science in Urban Education, Medical student at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic medicine

Highest Degree Completed

D.O.

NSU Experience

NSU's biology program prepared me immensely for all of the experience I had after I graduated, but mostly it provided all of the support and guidance to get me to where I am today. The professors who mentored me (Dr. Schmitt, Dr. Loomis, and Dr. Muñoz) played a big role in guiding me accordingly, teaching me, and motivating me to learn more and do more while at Nova. Through science alive I was able to realize how much I enjoyed teaching science, which that in turn played a role in my applying to Teach for America. I actually used one of the experiments as my teaching demo when I interviewed for the program and Dr. Schmitt helped a lot to prepare me for that! Dr. Loomis found an opportunity for me to do research at the pharmacy school and through that I was able to get published and I am very grateful for that! Overall, my success thus far speaks volumes to how great the program is. For future students, my advice is to not give up on your goals. You will have detours, you will have many, many obstacles, but if you truly are passionate about something, it will come, just enjoy your time at Nova and wherever it takes you afterwards!

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