There are some things that you just know you will always love doing. These passions shape your choices in college, and lead you to the type of work that makes you happy and fulfilled. For Megan Hansen, it was always science. And a future as a physician is now firmly on the horizon for this biology major and pre-medicine student.
But along the journey through life, it’s important to remain open to those interests that come out of the blue and surprise you. Megan started taking English classes as part of the pre-med requirements, and just didn’t want to stop. Several classes later, she added a major in English. Now, as Megan looks forward to graduating, she recognizes that those English classes have provided invaluable communications skills, an ability to synthesize lots of information, and an adeptness at connecting with people with different perspectives from all over the world. All of these skills and experiences will translate perfectly as Megan continues on her chosen path to work as a physician and a policymaker.
Megan explains why an English major is the perfect complement to science
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Megan’s KU story in three quotes