Between the hours in the lecture hall and the lab, there was dancing in the Quad, cheering at Francis Field and tug-of-war in the Swamp. Here graduating students reminisce about some of their most memorable moments at Washington University in St. Louis.
Student draws inspiration from his family
Aaron Beswick is the first in his family to pursue a master’s degree. He’s also the first person in his family to graduate from college.
Roadblocks to health care inspire advocacy for the vulnerable
The Saturday Neighborhood Health Clinic gave Kevin Baumgartner a front-and-center, often heartbreaking look into the inequities of health care. “Working at the clinic gave me an intimate view of the pressing social challenges we're facing,” he said.
A passion for teaching the deaf and hard of hearing
Aimee Gao’s interest in deaf culture was first piqued in fourth grade when her class learned the story of Helen Keller, dabbled in American sign language and put on a play for students at the Kansas School for the Deaf. Later, as an undergraduate at William Jewell College, where she earned a degree in elementary […]
Bawel committed to serving society’s most vulnerable
For both better and worse, Washington University in St. Louis senior Tori Bawel suffered a major concussion while biking through campus her sophomore year. The accident landed her in the hospital where she met exceptional caregivers and found a path for her future.
Medical students advocate for themselves as well as others
Medical students spend years learning to take care of others but sometimes not enough time learning to take care of themselves, especially when it comes to mental health.
History scholar Henley is “fascinated by the people history often forgets”
Near the Richmond, Virginia home of senior Lauren Henley still stands the site of the Industrial School for Wayward Colored Girls.
Pereira’s mission: The connection between community service, veteran health
University College student, Army vet studies ‘the language of science’ to advance programs to veterans.