'The Alliance' in focus - Meet Marisa Varghese

January 09, 2013

Fifty-five members of the UNMC High School Alliance are among the students taking classes at UNMC.

The alliance students come from high schools around the Omaha area and take college-level classes at UNMC to prepare for health careers. Once each month, UNMC Today will profile an alliance student to let us get to know more about these young learners.

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Marisa Varghese
Today we meet Marisa Varghese, a senior at Millard North High School.

  • Name: Marisa Varghese
  • High school: Millard North High School
  • Year: Senior

How did you get involved in the alliance?

One of my friends applied to be in last year's class but in the end, she couldn't fit it into her schedule. She was really disappointed but she suggested that I apply for the next year's class.

What sparked your interest in science?

My AP biology teacher made his course really interesting, especially when it came to the genetics unit. The way something that is so microscopic in size affects humans amazes me.

What are your career aspirations?

I want to be a physician. I'm not sure what type, yet, but I know I want to help people. I love the decision making that comes with medicine. It's scary but exciting and interesting.

What has been the best part of your alliance experience?

I love getting to meet the people. Everyone here is really welcoming and friendly. We all share common interests.

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