Honors Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Portrait
Alex Lin
School of Arts and Sciences '17
Major(s): Philosophy, Biological Sciences

Activities: Resident Assistant, Rutgers Bioethics Society, Phi Sigma Tau

What attracted you to Rutgers University and the Honors/Scholars Program?
I was drawn to the opportunity to explore virtually anything I wanted, both inside and outside the classroom.

Why did you choose your major and minor?
My interest in bioethics has pushed me to study philosophy along with biological sciences.

Tell us a little bit about what you're doing now. What was your first job after Rutgers? Where you do you live? 
I am currently living in Taichung, Taiwan for an English Teaching Assistantship through the 2017-18 Fulbright Program. When I return, I will attend Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in the Fall of 2018.

What has been your greatest professional and/or personal accomplishment since you graduated Rutgers?
My greatest personal accomplishment has been continuing to challenge my own limits and tackling failure with persistence.

Was there a class and/or experience at Rutgers that led you to pursuing your current career?
Being involved with the Rutgers Bioethics Society throughout my time at Rutgers has strengthened my desire to ensure just and equitable care as an aspiring physician.

What three words describe your experience at Rutgers and the Honors/Scholars Program? 
Cultivating. Stimulating. Rewarding. 

How has your Rutgers and Honors education benefited you in your post-Rutgers life?
My time at Rutgers established the foundation for my future career and gave me the courage to set high standards for myself. 

What advice do you have for our current SAS Honors Program students?
Don't be afraid to fail. The greatest lessons I learned came from constantly challenging myself to step out of my comfort zone and embracing the uncertain.

For more information about this Honors alum, visit: http://www.theneuroethicsblog.com/2016/10/rethinking-irreversibility-and-its.html

 

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