Alyson H.

Tour Guide at Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks

Class of 2022

Hometown: Roselle, NJ

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Concentration: Molecular Biology

Secondary Major: Science

Advice I would give to incoming students is...

It is ok not to be perfect! I wish I would've listened to that advice when I came to college for the first time. College can sometimes get overwhelming with classes, clubs, and just life in general, so it is ok to give yourself a break from time to time and realize that you are doing the best you can and that nobody is perfect, even if it does not feel that way.

My most memorable Berks experience...

Meeting my best friends, who I consider family now. One of my biggest fears coming into college was being away from home without friendships to get me through it. Luckily, I met so many amazing people at Berks; I sometimes forget why I was so worried in the first place!

I chose Penn State Berks because...

I wanted to attend somewhere that felt like home. When I toured Berks and met some of the people in the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology program, I saw how unified everyone was and the excitement around the Berks campus. I knew that I needed to become a part of that excitement.

My favorite location on campus is...

My favorite place on campus would have to be Thun library; I spend a lot of my time there as a student library assistant and a Penn State Berks student. The atmosphere is welcoming and has so many great resources available. It's also a place where you can feel part of the Penn State community by seeing other students feel at home at the library.

I'm passionate about...

Health Care Outreach I love running. Bilingual Education Spanish investing myself into TV shows and movies Writing & Reading Dance Medicine

I'm involved with...

Student Library Assistant Chemistry Club Lion Ambassadors
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