Students

Natasha

  • Class of 2019

  • Majors Biology, Chemistry

Natasha, who grew up in Massachusetts, was drawn to Loyola for its Jesuit values and its location in Baltimore, a city with plenty of opportunities in health care, the field she hoped to pursue. A student in Loyola's Pre-Health Programs, Natasha is taking an interdisciplinary approach to the sciences, studying both biology and chemistry. In addition to her studies, Natasha is an active member of the campus community, serving as an executive board member of the Pre-Health Society, as president of Hounds for Hounds, and as a peer tutor for The Study. She has also served as an ESL teacher for Spanish-speaking immigrants in the Upper Fells Point neighborhood and as a Health Outreach Baltimore advocate at Mercy Hospital. Natasha believes "it is not where you go to college, but what you do with it," and hopes her classmates "take advantage of all the opportunities given to you and make the most of your four years as an undergraduate student.” Upon graduation, Natasha plans to apply to medical school. “Applying to professional schools in health care can be daunting, but it does not have to be when you are given the right resources and opportunities to succeed and grow. I cannot stress enough how supportive the environment at Loyola is. I have been able to grow and mature tremendously due to the faculty, my commitment to service, and the courses I have taken here.” 

See all Students

Natasha Valas
Keep an open mind and participate in things that are out of your comfort zone in order to find what truly makes you happy—and what does not.

Meet Our Students