Originally hailing from Woodhaven, Michigan, Felicia Nip is wrapping up a distinctive undergraduate career today with her BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Her path to Michigan Tech began with Women in Engineering, a part of Tech's Summer Youth Programs. Between that experience and being invited to the Leading Scholars Competition, Tech was soon at the top of her college list.
"My parents disliked the idea of going 600 miles away to a tiny engineering school," she says. "They just didn't know the magic of being a Husky—the adventure, the innovation, the ability to find something you love, do it, and be recognized as an individual."
Then she got to Tech, she found that opportunities abounded not only in her studies, but also to get that extra edge. Between volunteering at Portage Health—where she had the chance to shadow a physician once a week—and being a first responder for the Michigan Tech EMS team, she's one step ahead on her way to medical school.
While focusing on microscopic details in her studies, Felicia has lived the Tech experience to the fullest. She is on the executive board of the Honors Institute and is a member of the Pre-Health Association and Phi Sigma, the Biological Sciences Honor Society. She worked in the Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory, received a SURF award (summer undergraduate research fellowship), and was named the 2013 Winter Carnival Queen.