Bates College Student Panel
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About this livestream
Ask current Bates students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!
Meet the panelists: Armaan, Elysia, Lily, Ronan
Armaan is a senior from Chennai, India. He is a Physics major and a double minor in Maths and History. Alongside his work with admissions, Armaan is a part of several clubs on campus. He led and is still a part of club soccer and is also on the board of the Bollywood club.
Elysia is a first-generation student from Houston, Texas. At Bates, Elysia is a Psychology major with two concentrations in Queer Studies and Learning and Teaching. Outside of academics, Elysia works as a tour guide, a Peer Writing and Speaking Assistant, and as a statistics tutor. She is also a member of 2BEATS, a hip hop dance team, and Latinos Unidos, a Latinx affinity group.
Lily is a senior Biology major from Scarborough, Maine. She is completing pre-med requirements to hopefully apply to pharmD school in the near future. Lily is a member of the varsity soccer team, club women’s hockey team, and is also a member of Sunshine Society, is a Helicase Biology Club leader, and is a Peer Health Educator on campus. Lily has been working in Admissions since freshman year and is currently a Senior Fellow in the office.
Ronan is a junior at Bates College from Lagunitas, California. Ronan majors in Sociology and Environmental Studies with an Economics Concentration, both subjects he loves dearly. Outside of his academics, Ronan enjoys a strong connection with the local community of Lewiston, Maine as a Bonner Leader, allowing him to have a variety of community engagement experience ranging from helping the Boys and Girls cCub put on a haunted house to tutoring English Language Learning (ELL) students. Past the community, Ronan is also involved in the Bates Outing Club as the Director of Safety, the Office of Admissions as a Head Tour Guide, and as a Crew Captain on Bates Emergency Medical Services.
Undergrad College: San Diego State University '12
Graduate College: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, MS; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, MD '23
Work Experience: I have worked as a research scientist in cardiology, including research developing models to study the heart using stem cells - one of which is going to the International Space Station in 2022! While not as exiting, I have also worked in the health insurance industry.
My Admissions Story: I found an advisor I trusted and used their advice and any help they offered. Only good things came from having an extra set of eyes to look at essays and complete applications. The key for me was to find that person early on, and build that advisor-advisee relationship.
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