what i do
I am a 3rd year medical student rotating at New Jersey hospitals and keeping an open mind to what I can see myself doing 20 years now.
Landscape, travel and astrophotographer with an increasingly strong background in portraiture and event photography.
For either school or leisure, I thoroughly enjoy traveling and learning about the cultures and experiences of people from each new destination.
I love the process of learning and take the experiences and lessons that come from every venture as invaluable lessons for the future.
I enjoy a lot of things that are seemingly unrelated but I make an effort to combine them in a way to allow myself to do things I enjoy using the skills I know to accomplish tasks in ways that have not been done before.
I try to be the best that I can be at everything I do and push myself even when others think it is good enough. Most times I am never satisfied with myself but I use that to promote progress and refinement rather than a discouragement from success. I often push myself to learn new and drastically different things. Based purely on my childhood, it would be hard to imagine I ever had any interest in becoming a physician but now reflecting back, I believe my multi-perspective learning with passions in various fields of study will contribute to a better foundation for approaching problems in medicine.
Most people are surprised when they ask me how long I’ve been doing something because they expect me to say years when in reality I’ve only been doing it for months. I attribute this to the focus I have to accomplishing and mastering each skill at a time rather than all at once while still retaining the bigger picture and seeing how each part fits together to accomplish a larger task.
In the media
Many students dream of starting their own business. At NJIT students turn their dreams into reality in classes, clubs and centers that help them hone their entrepreneurial skills. The process through which science begets technology, and technology begets commerce, is not commonly available to undergraduate students. Improving Glucose Monitors But consider Kevin Ly, an NJIT Read more about NJIT’s Student Entrepreneurs Designing the Future[…]
Kevin Ly, a junior majoring in biology, has won a Pearson Prize National Fellowship for demonstrating leadership in community service. Ly was one of 20 college students from across the nation — other winners are from Harvard, Stanford and Cornell — to win the coveted fellowship, which includes a $10,000 award. Pearson, an education publishing Read more about NJIT Junior Wins a National Fellowship for Community Service[…]
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