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Roz Zucker

Oak Park, Illinois

Major in Chemistry

Roz, who plans on a career in the medical field, was inducted into the prestigious academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa as a junior.

Kyle Williams throws the honorary first pitch of a Cubs-Padres game.

What brought you to Knox?

I had a great time when visiting as a prospective student and had a mentor who went to Knox. I went to a class in adolescent psychology, which was like solving a game. It was really cool.

What activities are you involved in here?

I'm a tutor and peer mentor. I tutor organic chemistry, Latin, and Greek.  

What internships and other professional opportunities have you had at Knox?

I was able to get an EMT license. Knox offered a program during my first year, and I was able to take that program and do a little bit of shadowing. I got my EMT license to help people. I really like learning about medicine.

What type of things did you do while you job-shadowed?

I watched nurses and doctors work in a hospital emergency room. The other part of the time I was shadowing people in the ambulanceEMTs and paramedics.

Phi Beta Kappa is a huge accomplishment. Congratulations! What can you tell us about that?

I heard I got in toward the end of my junior year, and it was very exciting. I got an email, and I was like, "Is this for real?" It’s been a lot of hard work getting there, obviously, just keeping up with classes and stuff. It was exciting to get that email. My dad came up to see the induction. It meant a lot for him to be there.

What are you hoping to do after graduation?

I’m hoping to find a job and take a gap year or two and then, hopefully, move on to grad school. I want to work in the medical field and help people.

What else would you like to share? 

For prospective students, if you need help, reach out to the people around you and communicate with everyone so that they know what you need, rather than being quiet and not saying what you need. Try to be your own self-advocate.

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Printed on Monday, January 24, 2022