Matthew Hadfield ‘11
Biology major, minor in cognitive neuroscience and concentration in pre-med
After Matt transferred from SUNY Potsdam in 2009, he decided to take the two years he had at Clarkson and do as much as he could. So, he's currently a member of Tri-beta (the biology honor society), the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, the men's club hockey team, and he's a research assistant for Associate Professor of Biology Ken Wallace. We met up with Matt to see how his summer is going and more. Check it out.
Q: Tell us something people would be surprised to know about you.
A: I grew up an hour from Potsdam, so my dad and I had season tickets to Clarkson games from the time I was six.
Q: What has been your favorite class so far or your favorite professor?
A: I would have to say organic chemistry. It's a really tough class, but I have a lot of peace of mind knowing that I finished it, and with a good grade!
Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
A: Fast food. I spend way more money on it than anything else throughout the year, which tends to be a problem!
Q: Do you have any special talents?
A: I've actually worked at the hospital in Potsdam for the last two years as a phlebotomist, so I've been able to draw blood from people for a while now.
Q: Who is your hero?
A: I'd have to say my dad; he's the hardest working person I know by far.
Q: What are your plans for summer?
A: I'm working at Clarkson and in the operating room at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. We've been working on a project to make surgery more efficient and safe so I'm pretty excited to work on that.
Q: What are your future plans?
A: I'd like to complete medical school, and then work in one of the surgical subspecialties.
Q: If you could come back as any animal, which would it be?
A: A polar bear - no explanation required.
Q: What is your favorite spot on campus?
A: Definitely Bene pizza and pasta at Cheel. I think they were able to hire another part-time worker from the money I spend there alone.
Q: Who is your favorite musician/band and why?
A: I've always been a big Nirvana fan, even though they've been outta the spotlight for a good fifteen years now.
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