- Class of2021
- MajorBiology and Psychology (Interdisciplinary)
Originally from Walpole, Mass., Justin is a biology and psychology interdisciplinary major. “I chose to study biology and psychology because I’ve always been innately curious and interested in the way people think and behave.” Justin’s favorite aspect of his major is the ability to gain hands-on applications in the classroom. “My exposure to diverse courses each semester have prepared me for life after Loyola—in addition to the lectures and extracurricular program offerings, which have added to my academic experience.” A member of the Green and Grey Society, a mentor and mentee program coordinator for the Psychology Club, a captain for Relay for Life, and a member of Asian Cultural Alliance, Justin has made the most of his Loyola experience. He also credits his success at Loyola to his mentor, Rachel Grover, Ph.D., professor of psychology, who he met on his first day of classes when she served as his Messina advisor and his psychology advisor: “Not only is Dr. Grover an outstanding professor and advisor, she is also a wonderful human being who genuinely cares about her students. She has shown a genuine interest in who I am, both in and out of the classroom and she is a big factor in why I call Loyola home.” After graduation, Justin will be taking a gap year to gain more field experience field before he applies to doctoral programs in clinical and counseling psychology in the fall. “Leaving Loyola, I feel confident in how prepared I am for the future.”
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The extensive opportunities to engage multiple aspects of oneself at Loyola is a hallmark of the university. It falls very much in line with the Jesuit value of cura personalis, or care for the whole person.