Meet Penn State Behrend Lion Scout Michelle Hornedo

Meet Penn State Behrend Lion Scout Michelle Hornedo

Michelle Hornedo

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Michelle Hornedo

Major: Biology - General option

Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Year standing: Senior

A little about me: Hey guys! I am a biology student in my last year. I am currently applying to medical schools and master's programs all around. I am involved in different organizations like TriBeta, a biology association, and ODK, a honor society for upperclassmen. I love being outside and exploring but also love movies. I love to dance and have fun with my friends in my spare time. My first language is Spanish, so if you ever need any help, don't be afraid to ask!

Why did I choose Penn State Behrend? While looking into what school I would go to, I wanted to be a part of a university that was small, so that I could have close relationships with friends, teachers, and faculty. I noticed the family environment that Behrend had because of all the help that is provided. I also was awarded with a full scholarship, which was an opportunity I could not refuse.

What is your favorite thing about Behrend and why? Behrend has become my second home with all of the teachers and faculty always helping me with anything that I need. So, I would have to say that my favorite thing about Behrend is how close and helpful everyone is.

What do you like to do in your spare time? What extracurricular activities are you involved in? For my spare time, I usually watch movies and hang out with friends by going out to the Gorge or just playing games. I am the Vice President of TriBeta, which is a biology organization. I am also the Vice President of Omicron Delta Kappa, which is an honor society for upperclassmen. Finally, I am also involved in a Research project with Dr. Potter.

What is a piece of advice you have for prospective Behrend students? I would have to say that students should plan out what kind of classes you will need and are going to take to make sure that you graduate on time—by going to the ACPC, looking at the recommended academic plan for your major, and reviewing your degree audit. This is just to make sure that everything goes to plan, and sometimes people forget that we have a lot of resources for this type of situation.

What "field work"/internships have you utilized to help you find work within your major? Recently, I am applying to medical school and master's programs. For this process, I have been in a research project for almost three years now and that has helped in my lab skills.

What do you hope to do after graduation? After graduation, I hope to be in medical school! It will be the toughest time of my life, but I can't wait for it.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? I love to travel, so there are different places I would like to go. For example, the Greek Islands, Peru (specifically Machu Picchu), Italy, Australia, Argentina, and Africa. But I feel like these places are just scratching the surface to the many places that I would like to visit.