"Georgetown was the change I never knew I needed. Growing up in Southern California, I was incredibly happy with where I was and I never thought I would leave California, because it seemed to have everything I wanted and could ever need: skiing and snowboarding 6 hours north, big, metropolitcan cities an hour north and south of my hometown, beaches were only a 15 minute drive away, great weather all year round, and, most importantly, In N Out (just kidding). In all seriousness, I thought I'd go to college in California, find a job in California, and stay there forever.
Deciding to come to Georgetown was one of the hardest choices for me to make, but I definitely think that it has been the best thing I could've done for myself--this school has challenged me to live and think outside of my comfort zone. It's the reason why I decided to pursue studying abroad, despite the common misconception that it's "impossible" for pre-med students to spend a semester away. It's the reason why I'm standing here in a pant-suit, following a career path that I probably wouldn't have imagined for myself 4 years ago. Georgetown is the reason why I've been able to open my mind to the possibilities that are far beyond the borders of just my home in California and on the Hilltop and why I'm excited to see what life is like beyond my comfort zones. "