Following my colleague’s example, I’ll also take this final blog post as an opportunity to reflect on this past year. I’m graduating in thirteen days, a thought that hasn’t quite sunk in yet. Possibly because I still have finals.
I’ve written about 19 blogs for Scribe this year – if you haven’t read them all, you absolutely should. They’re wonderful. Each one of them allowed me to further investigate an interesting topic that appeared on the news or in class. I like to think that I am more informed on various medical topics because of this blog. I also like to think that whoever took the time to read my entries felt that they gained something from them.
As for the other part of my job here at Scribe, I’ve had the opportunity to read some truly excellent papers written by the students here at USC. I learned about issues that I had barely thought of before, and I got to read different perspectives on similar topics. The students at this school have very unique voices and they aren’t afraid to make them heard. So thank you to the authors who submitted directly to Scribe as well as those who submit their work to the Undergraduate Writer’s Conference.
I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into when I took the job, but I’m quite happy that Nathalie and Norah liked me enough to offer it to me. I had the privilege of working with some awesome people. I’d like to thank them for putting up with me, especially Sam, my peer-review partner in crime, and Mayra, who provided the graphics for literally every post. I would also like to thank Nathalie and Norah for giving me this opportunity – I hope you didn’t regret that choice too much.
After I finish my four years of undergrad here at USC, I’ll be attending Rush University in Chicago for my Master’s in Anatomy and Cell Biology. I can’t seem to get away from higher education, even though we learned more from a three minute record than we ever learned in school.