Jordan Albrecht

I grew up with a fierce love of science that’s only grown stronger, which is why it is my goal to attain an MD/PhD to study and practice medicine in the neurosciences. I love to draw, with subjects ranging from birds to diagrams. I’m excited to see what lies ahead!

 

Joy Becher

Hello! My name is Joy Becher, and I believe the world to be a small place. When I was 12 years old, my family and I decided to leave behind our small hometown in Germany to move across the Atlantic to Tuscaloosa for my dad’s work with Mercedes. The most I had seen of the world before our “big move” was a couple of places in Germany and our annual ski resort in Austria. But moving to the US, we began to explore what else is out there: from visiting more than 20 states to flying to multiple islands in the Caribbean, to going to Central America on adventures like Costa Rica and Nicaragua, my eyes were not only opened to how small our world truly is, but I also dove into my passion of exploration and seeking answers beyond what most people know. Traveling made me realize that I am eager to seek for answers in places most people wouldn’t look. This helped me discover that I want to do research in the field of medicine, a topic that has interested me for many years now. But why medicine? First, I have seen enough suffering in the world that I have this urging need to fix things and create a better life for other people. But also, I have always felt like don’t understand much about myself so naturally, I want to know who I am and how I work and I believe that medicine, the study of our own human bodies, might help me achieve this.
Besides traveling, I enjoy dancing, which I have been doing since I was four years old. Dancing expands my creativity, and my favorite type is ballet, as I have dreamed about wearing a big white tutu on stage since I was a little girl. Similarly to dancing, I like to project my creativity into art. My grandmother is an artist herself, and my mom used to be a graphic designer, so I inherited the artistic gene as well. I crave thinking outside the box to create images that highlight my fantasy that is much inspired by Harry Potter, my favorite movie, and book series.
My passion, fantasy, and curiosity, as well as my faith, which pushes me to be my best for other people, I believe to help me achieve my goals in the future.

Austin Bowling

My name is Austin Bowling, and I am from Arley, Alabama. I enjoy hunting, baseball, video games, and MMA. I am hoping to get my medical degree from the University of Alabama and becoming a forensic pathologist. I am the valedictorian of Meek High School and acquired my associate’s degree from Wallace State Community College. I hope to have a great time in the McCollough program and am super grateful for being accepted.

Austin Chisolm

Hey, my name is Austin Chisolm, and I’m a graduate from Fayetteville High School located outside of Sylacauga, Alabama. Some hobbies of mine are Golf, both listening and playing music, playing video games, and hanging out with friends. I hope to Major in Biology then proceed to Med School after undergraduate study where after my last part of my education I hope to become an Oncologist. I do have a twin brother, and before the question pops into your mind, we are sadly not identical. One of my favorite music artists is Drake, and no I don’t mean from Drake and Josh (even though I like him too). I was Drum Major in my High School marching band, and when I wasn’t on the podium you would see me playing the Bari Sax. And finally, I prefer Chocolate over Vanilla, because Chocolate is clearly superior.

Kaitlyn Clamp

Hello, my name is Kaitlyn Clamp. I am from Nashville, Tennessee and attended Franklin High School. I have wanted to be a doctor since as long as I can remember. Every time I went to the doctor as a child I was in awe by how much they help those around them and I knew that I wanted to grow up to do the same thing. As a result, my top priority when looking at colleges was to find a program that would nurture and specialize in teaching medical students. When I heard about the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars I immediately went to tour Alabama and fell in love with everything about it. I truly believe this program will greatly help me in my quest to getting into medical school.
Other than school, I spend most of my time playing soccer. I have played soccer since I was three years old and have truly loved every moment of it. I have made a second family through soccer and am so grateful for all the life lessons and values I have learned throughout these years. My coaches have played such a big influence in my life over the years which made me realize how big of an influence adults can make in a child’s life. As a result of this, I decided to be a camp counselor this summer and have been trying to inspire kids and help them to find a creative outlet that works for them. My favorite thing about working with children is the moment they first realize they can trust you and decide to open up to you.

Kate Craft

My name is Kate Craft, and I graduated from Houston High School in Germantown, TN as an AP Scholar with Distinction and a National Merit Finalist, in addition to finishing in the top 5% of my graduating class. During high school, I was the Rho Kappa vice president, the National Honor Society treasurer, a German Club officer, a National German Honor Society member, and a Beta Club member. I was a competitive swimmer for 9 years. I swam on the Memphis Thunder Swim Team and the Houston High School Swim Team, where I was a captain. I work at Smallcakes cupcake shop, and I have volunteered at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and at St. Francis Hospital. I am looking forward to my first year at the University of Alabama.

Ryan David

My name is Ryan David and I’m Chemical Engineering Major on the Pre-Med track from New Market, Alabama. I’m a sports fanatic meaning I’m an avid soccer and beach volleyball player, and I’m also a major cat person. After finishing my undergraduate degree I plan on getting my graduate degree through the STEM Path to the MBA program and eventually plan to get involved in sports medicine.

Ashlyn Dull

My name is Ashlyn Dull, and I am from Rockton, Illinois. I am planning on majoring in biology with the hope of going to Medical School after I graduate. Through high school, I was on the swim team for both the school and the club team, partially because I’m very uncoordinated, but also because I feel most comfortable in the water. I love watching Netflix in my free time, along with hanging out with my friends. I am a very talkative person, but at first, I can be a bit shy. I plan on joining several student organizations, but I will have to explore them more when I get on campus. Roll Tide !!

Spencer Favor

My name is Spencer Elizabeth Favor. I love to read, learn, do calligraphy, spend time with my family, and watch Netflix. I am majoring in Biology and History and minoring in Spanish. My favorite thing to do is community service, and that is one of my main focuses in college. I am a mentor for elementary-aged students through the Al’s Pals program and I am actively involved in The University of Alabama’s Center for Service and Leadership. After graduating, I plan on attending medical school to become a pediatric surgeon.

Juliana Fraundorf

My name is Juliana Fraundorf, and I am from Atlanta, GA. I graduated from Marist School, having attended from seventh through twelfth grade. I soaked up every second of my time at Marist and enjoyed participating in absolutely everything I could. I was never quite an athlete, but I had fun trying all kinds of sports from lacrosse to soccer to even pole vault. However, I spent most of my time at Marist on the varsity basketball and football cheer squads. Cheerleading was the highlight of my time at Marist, and I even got to enjoy being captain of the varsity basketball squad my senior year. As for academics, I took many AP classes, but my favorite classes were always science-based. AP Biology was a difficult but rewarding experience and has earned the title of my favorite high school class next to Anatomy, Physiology, Forensics, and Marine Biology. All of this led me to the conclusion that a career in the science field would be my best fit. I have always known that medicine is the professional field for me, and this led me to the McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars. I am so excited to continue my education at the University of Alabama, and I am even more excited to foster my love of medicine through this program.

Phoebe Guidry

I grew up in the small town of Perry, Georgia where I was named Perry High’s 2019 Valedictorian and a Georgia Scholar. I love to travel and have recently visited visit Rome, Dublin, and London. I also love going to concerts. I have seen the 1975, Harry Styles, Fall Out Boy, and Troye Sivan, to name a few.
I recently changed my major to Chemistry and am working on getting involved in biochemical research at UA. I attend mass at St. Francis Parish and am very involved with Bama Catholic. I accepted an offer in the mellophone section of the Million Dollar Band and love cheering on the tide every weekend. I am auditioning for concert band on French horn next semester as well. I am also a part of AED, the pre-med honor society. Roll Tide!

 

Thomas Haigood

My name’s Tommy Haigood. I’m from the small town of Ranburne, Alabama. I graduated from the Alabama School of Math and Science and I’m excited to continue my studies here at the University of Alabama. I am majoring in microbiology and Spanish and minoring in mathematics. After completing my undergraduate studies, I plan to pursue an MD-PhD with the goal of becoming an infectious disease doctor or a medical researcher in the fields of virology, epidemiology, or vaccinology.

Cross Hogland

I’m Cross Hogland, and I am from Vestavia Hills, near Birmingham, Alabama. I’m the third generation of my family to attend the University of Alabama, and I’m very excited to start this next chapter of my life. I was a member of the robotics team during middle school and high school and was a team captain for five of those years. I also enjoy traveling with friends and family.

Nicholas Johnson

My name is Nick Johnson and I’m from Oswego, Illinois. I live there with my mom, dad and little sister Zoe, who was adopted from Guatemala. I was part of the Dual Language Program in my school district, allowing me to become nearly fluent in Spanish. I plan to continue my study of Spanish in college. I have two dogs and a snake. I played trombone in the Oswego High School marching band all four years and plan to continue marching at Alabama with the Million Dollar Band. I have also played hockey for thirteen years.

Siddharth Mupparaju

I am Sidd Mupparaju from Reading, Pennsylvania. I play water polo and tennis. I’m a biology major with an Italian minor hoping to become a neurosurgeon one day and help people. Roll Tide!

Emily Pack

I am from Charleston, WV, and graduated with highest honors from George Washington High School. Throughout high school, I volunteered at local hospitals and my church, sang in a women’s choir, participated in several clubs, and worked a part-time job at Justice. In my free time, I enjoy reading all kinds of books, listening to music, and hanging out with my friends. A fun fact about me is that I am a triplet, and I love anything chocolate. My goal is to go to medical school and become a surgeon.

Tyler Parisi

I’m Tyler Parisi, from Elmhurst Illinois. I played football and tennis in high school. I am a big fan of the Bears and Cubs, and I hope to have a career in the field of medicine.

Sara Sanders

I graduated valedictorian from Fred J. Page High School in Franklin, Tennessee, where I was captain of the varsity soccer team and board member of Blue Crew, our school’s freshmen mentoring program. During my time at The University of Alabama, I will be majoring in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience and will also be a member of the Randall Research Scholars Program. In the future, I plan on serving as a physician in the global health field.

Lillian Slaughter

Hi! My name is Lilly Slaughter, and I’m from Inman, South Carolina. I currently attend SCGSSM in Hartsville, SC. I am majoring in biology with a concentration in biochemistry, as well as minoring in Spanish. I love to read, watch Netflix, and play volleyball and softball. I’ve wanted to be a doctor since I was very little, and I hope to one day become an OB/GYN. I’m super excited to be a part of this program, as well as attend UA in the fall!

Nathaniel Smith

I graduated from St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Al. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis and other sports as well as hanging out with friends. I plan to study Biology on the pre-med track with a minor in business management.

Jack Strubel

My name is Jack Strubel, and I am from Dallas, Texas. I am currently pursuing a major in Philosophy with a concentration in Philosophy and Medicine, and minoring in Biology, Psychology, and Interdisciplinary Studies in Medicine. I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing sports, reading and traveling. At The University of Alabama, I am a research assistant in the Social Cognitive Emotional Neuroscience Research Lab with Dr. Philip Gable, the co-founder and President of the UA Chess Club, and a volunteer at DCH Regional Hospital. I am also involved in AED, Helping Hands in Healthcare, and am a member of the Alabama Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. I cannot wait to continue the journey toward medical school. Roll Tide!

Jessica Tabary

My name is Jessica Tabary and I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. In high school, I played violin for the number one high school full orchestra in the State of Texas and graduated in the top 2% of my class of 950. I was a member of numerous clubs and organizations including National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Rho Kappa Social Studies National Honor Society, Key Club, Psychology Club, and Mu Alpha Theta. Here at Alabama, I am a member of the Alpha Delta chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi, involved in AED, the Pre-Health Honor Society, in the Emerging Scholars Program, and a member of Be Positive, an organization dedicated to raising money to fund the cure for childhood cancer. I am double majoring in Chemistry and Psychology, as well as double minoring in Neuroscience and Interdisciplinary Studies in Medicine. After medical school, I aim to become a neurosurgeon and research neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimers.

Sarah Taylor

My name is Sarah Taylor, and I am from Tuscaloosa, Alabama! I’ve lived here for the majority of my life, but when I was 3 we became missionaries and lived in Santiago, Chile for almost two years. I am majoring in Chemical Engineering. I really enjoy reading, being outside, and being with friends. I’ve loved Alabama football my entire life, I truly believe we have one of the best atmospheres around! I am so excited about my freshman year at Bama and to begin my journey with the McCollough Program!

George Todd

I am from Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from White Station High School where I was a member of the National Honor Society, on the tennis team, debate team and participated in the Best Buddies mentoring program. I am an Eagle Scout and volunteer at a local community center tutoring and playing with inner-city children. I enjoy reading, playing sports, riding my bicycle, fishing, hunting, and a variety of other outdoor activities. I plan to participate in related types of activities and programs during my time at Alabama.

Louis Todd

I am 18 years old and from Memphis, Tennessee. I graduated from White Station High School, where I was a part of the tennis team, debate team, and the organizations Best Buddies and FCA.
I am in the National Honor Society, and I am an Eagle Scout. I am outgoing, and I love meeting new people. I enjoy the outdoors and going biking, fishing, and hiking.

 Alexander Turner

Hi, my name is Alex Turner and I am from Memphis, Tennessee. I ran cross country and track in high school, and I wish to remain active in college. I am majoring in chemistry with a neuroscience minor, and I wish to participate in Model UN and find outlets to volunteer in the community.

 Jacques VanZyl

Hi, my name is Jacques Vanzyl. I’m a biology major from Colorado Springs, Colorado. My parents are from South Africa, but I was born in the US and have lived in Colorado my whole life. I played varsity hockey for all four years of high school at Fountain Valley School, but I am now on the University of Alabama Men’s Rowing Team! I’m currently interested in becoming an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and hopefully getting the opportunity to be affiliated with a professional sports team as a team physician. Sports have always played a large role in my life and I’d love to combine my passion for sports with my passion for medicine in the future!

Dominic Williams

Hi! I’m Dominic Williams and am from Saint Louis, MO. I played soccer and ultimate frisbee in high school but enjoy anything active. I’m super excited to experience the wonder that is Bama Football. I also enjoy volunteering in the community and helping others, especially children. I plan on majoring in Biology with a minor in Spanish, and hopefully becoming a Pediatrician later on. I’m super excited to get down to T-Town and get started! Roll Tide!