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Abigail Chetlain

Abigail Chetlain

I'm currently a Junior and majoring in Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences at the University of Houston. I'm looking to pursue a career in medicine and conduct research on the applications of genetic engineering in the treatment of both hereditary and infectious diseases.

In my free time I like to dabble in digital painting and animation, as well as watch really cringe-worthy movies for laughs. While I enjoy learning about human physiology on the macro and microscopic level, people are much more than the sum of their physical parts.

Taking the Human Situation course as a Freshman gave me a unique opportunity to explore what really defines humanity beyond its biology, as well as a newfound appreciation for philosophical discourse and the expression of otherwise intangible human qualities in writing.

Of course, there were times when I found the material frustrating, but ultimately being pushed out of my academic comfort zone has made me a better thinker and problem solver overall. Plus, it's pretty fun to have a civilized argument with professors and classmates about different interpretations of a given text.

I'm very excited to be given the opportunity to get involved with the Human Situation once again, and I'm looking forward to helping new students overcome and enjoy the challenges they'll face in the course.