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Clarkson Student Spotlight: June '10

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Nora Daye ‘11
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Biomolecular Science and Biology double major; Psychology minor 

As the president of Tri-Beta (biology honor society) and the International Student Organization and community service chair of the National Society of Black Engineers, it's hard to believe Nora would have time for much else. But she's also a member of the D'AMUGE Fund Club, a volunteer for the American Red Cross, and a biology lab teaching assistant (TA). We caught up with Nora to see what's she's up to this summer and more. Check it out.

Q: What are your plans for the summer?
A: I will spend half of my summer studying for the MCATs (medical college admission test). I will also work as a mentor for the Horizons summer program at Clarkson. Then I will end my summer by traveling around the Middle East.

Q: What do you think is the greatest invention of our time?
A: YouTube!

Q: What is your idea of a perfect Friday night at Clarkson?
A: Taking a walk behind the Clarkson woods to the beaver pond and star gazing there with my friends.

Q: Tell us something that people would be surprised to know about you.
A:  I have a secret obsession with pirates!

Q: Describe yourself in three words.
A: Passionate, open minded, and innovative.

Q: If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?
A: Darren Aronofsky - He directed my favorite, movie, The Fountain. I want to talk to him about his ideas behind it and thank him for the beauty that he created and how it changed my life.

Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
A: Eating chocolate and peanut butter, mm mm!

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A: I hope to become a physician specializing in emergency medicine.

Q: What has been your favorite class?
A: Forensics. It was team based so I made great friends. It was also extremely hands on and I got to carry out the techniques you see on crime shows!

Q: You're stranded on a desert island. What three things would you take?
A: A paint set, an E-Book, and my pet rabbit (no, not to eat)!


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