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Falisha Gilman '11
Biomolecular Science

A transfer student from Massena, N.Y, Falisha transferred her second semester of freshman year from SUNY Brockport. We asked Falisha a few questions about Clarkson to hear more about her experience. Check it out.

Q: Why did you transfer to Clarkson?
A:  I knew I wanted to go to Clarkson when I was thinking of transferring. I needed a better fit with the social
     aspects and I liked Clarkson's more rigorous academics. I want to go on to graduate school and I know
     Clarkson will prepare me well for that.

Q: Is it easy to get involved on campus, even as a transfer student?
A: Yeah, I think it definitely is. I'm a member of Tri-Beta (Biology Honor Society), I am the parliamentarian of 
    CUTSA (Clarkson University Transfer Student Association), and I've been working with Paula Wilmot 
    (Director of Co-Curricular Planning & Education) on a canned food drive for this semester to benefit a 
     local group.

Q: Describe Clarkson students in THREE words.
A: Just three!?! Hmm…Hardworking. Outgoing. Fun.

Q: If you weren't a biomolecular science major, what would you be?
A: Definitely environmental engineering. I'm thinking about going on to graduate school for it.

Q: Who is your favorite professor?
A: Probably Michelle Crimi. She's my environmental professor and I'm going to do research with her soon. She's 
     just really personable and she's on my level. I can go visit her and chat about anything, not just class,
     you know?

Q: Where do you live on campus?
A: Brooks. I eat at RoBro (Ross/Brooks Dining Hall) way too often because of it!

Q: What are your three favorite things about Clarkson?
A: The community and being familiar with everyone on campus, the strong school spirit, and the challenging
     academics that I know will give me great opportunities when I graduate.