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Jenny Pudlo

by Lauren Hughes | Jun 06, 2019
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Jenny Pudlo, Junior Bio-Chem Major from Crown Point, Indiana

“Why did you decide to study Bio-chem?”
“I wanted to go to medical school. I knew Manchester had a really good bio-chem program because of the pharmacy school, so I would be prepared for the challenges of grad school and I knew my professors would support me and be there to help if I had questions.”

“Do you have an idea of what you want to do in med school?”
“I wanted to go to med school initially because I wanted to go into Sports Medicine, but after going on the Medical Practicum, I’m not sure about medical school anymore. I’m kind of thinking of getting my Master’s in prosthetics.”

“Could you talk a little bit about the Medical Practicum?”
“It was absolutely amazing. We traveled all over Nicaragua and had the chance to offer healthcare to three different villages with a pharmacy, dentistry, and veterinary area.  It was such a unique experience because we got to work hands-on with the patients, and were able to do and see things that we normally wouldn’t see here shadowing as a student. Also, we made great connections with the professionals that went with because we spent almost every minute together and could ask unlimited questions and hear great stores! I absolutely loved how everyone was always so eager to help or share and make the most of every opportunity.”

“What interests you in prosthetics?”
“I like the prosthetics area because you get to work with healthcare and also be creative. As a practitioner, I would get to fit, help create, and then modify the prosthesis to help people do things that they did not think they’d ever be able to do, so you get to open that opportunity up for them. It is a really hands on field, which I absolutely love because you get to make casts, modify prosthetics, and the technology is always changing!”

“What has been your favorite class?”
“I really liked the ‘Digital Photography’ class. I took that last year, and it was really fun because you got to walk around campus and do more outside stuff rather than just sit in a classroom. It was nice to see how all of our pictures changed from the start of the semester to the end after learning Photoshop and how we could identify what made a good picture rather than saying, ‘I liked the colors or subject.’”

“What has been your favorite memory from your time here?”
“Last year, I spent a lot of time at the study tables for ‘Organic Chemistry,’ and I met some of my best friends there. It was like every single night, we went there and had two hours of doing homework, and it just made it way more fun.”

“What are your hobbies and interests?”
“I really like to be active. I play soccer and I also ran track this year at Manchester. When I am away from school I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. During the summer my family has a lake house, so I’m always outside, paddle boarding, wakeboarding, water-skiing, swimming, hanging out on the boat.”

“What is something most people don’t know about you?”
“Probably that I’ve never skipped breakfast at the [JYSC], even on weekends. There’s no one there, but I’m like, ‘I have to have three meals a day! Gotta make it to breakfast!’”