Student speaker Alexandra Speak

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Hometown: Montreal

Major: Economics, following pre-medical course track

Activities: Student Forum vice president of academics, Supplemental instructor for BIO-225 and PSY-100, Greek Judicial Board, Orientation Adviser

Favorite class: Acting I

What I'll miss most: Easy: the people. The tangible sense of camaraderie walking through campus is something so beautifully unique to Union. I know I'll be lucky enough to keep in touch and run into many of the individuals who have shaped me in college, but I'll definitely miss having all of these wonderful people here at once sharing this wild and meaningful coming-of-age experience.

Advice for incoming students: Be open to new experiences and don't get bogged down in the details of your immediate circumstances. In other words, don't sweat the small things. Welcome the curveballs as opportunities for growth. The curveballs and how you handle them are what make life interesting.

Life after Union: I will be spending the upcoming summer studying for the MCAT and applying to medical schools in both the U.S. and Canada.