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Caitlin Hemby '16

Graduate Student

Major in Biology, Minor in Chinese

Caitlin is attending veterinary school at the University of Illinois.

Hemby is attending veterinary school at the University of Illinois.

What inspired you to pursue veterinary sciences?

I have wanted to be a vet for as long as I can remember. My dad sparked my interest in medicine at a young age, and my love for animals led me to choose this career path. I couldn't be more excited to start this new journey.

How did your Knox experience influence where you are today?

I truly believe that my well-rounded education at Knox allowed me to develop the skills I will use in veterinary school every day. There are so many experiences that greatly influenced me during my time at Knox, including being a member of Delta Delta Delta and a part of the cross country and track and field teams.

Tell us about a memorable experience that had an impact on you.

One of my favorite memories was our marine biology trip to Belize. Professor Linda Dybas organized an amazing trip, one where I made friends with people I will never forget.

What surprised you the most about your Knox experience?

Knox is truly a place that takes you by surprise. I never expected to fall in love with Knox, the faculty, staff, and students, or even places as iconic as the Gizmo, but I definitely did. Knox is a life changing place and will always have a piece of my heart.

Caitlin was also a part of Best Buddies, Chordially Yours acapella group, and honor societies Mortar Board and Order of Omega during her time at Knox.

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Printed on Saturday, June 22, 2024