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Student Spotlight: Noah Joseph '13




Hometown: Chevy Chase, Md 
Major: Chemistry and Sociology Interdisciplinary; Leadership in Medicine Program

Why Union:

I wanted to be a part of the LIM program and play football.

Most inspiring classes:

Sociology. It's interesting to look at how society functions. In my senior thesis, I'm talking about primary care in the U.S. and the topic of health care reform. Why is our health care system the way it is right now? Well, that's highly based on American cultural norms. It's highly sociological.

Also excited about:

Medicinal Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Public Health Policy

Activities:

Varsity football (DIII All-American), Senior Admissions Intern, Chabad

Favorite study spot:

My room

Great Union moments:

Beating RPI and winning the Dutchmen Shoes in football this year, and going on the New Zealand mini-term. New Zealand is a great example of a country that's working toward sustainable energy, so the academic portion of the trip was amazing.

Most surprising thing about Union:

How big an impact you can make on the campus and surrounding community.

How I'm making Union better:

By being a leader. I'm the president of the Alumni Speaker Series, which I started last year. I was curious about what students were doing after graduation. We bring alumni back to campus to show students the fruits of a Union education. They also network with students, and that can take you places. This spring we're going to have Steve Mills, an executive at IBM. The series has really taken off.

Looking into the future:

Albany Medical School. I would like to be an orthopedic surgeon. My big goal is to be team physician for an NFL team.

Advice for incoming students:

Get involved. If you're interested in joining a club, in varsity or intramural sports, or if you want to go skiing on weekends, dance, draw, take photos or go abroad, Union offers you these opportunities and more. If we don't have something you want, you can create it.