Theresa Chua '23 in graduation gown.

Majors: Neuroscience, chemistry

Co-curriculars: Co-freestyle captain, ski and snowboard team; co-captain, women’s club volleyball team, EXCEL and SOTL Research Scholar for Hendrickson Computational Chemistry Research Group; vice president of academic excellence, Kappa Kappa Gamma (two years); MSG leader; SI leader; peer tutor; Cadence, all-female a cappella group, member

Post-graduation plans: Applying to medical school for enrollment in fall 2024; working at Massachusetts General Hospital as a clinical research coordinator in the spine department of orthopedics during my gap year

What’s the most important thing you learned at Lafayette?

The most important thing I learned at Lafayette was to take advantage of every opportunity I was presented with because ‘Cur Non’ (why not)!

What one lesson or memory from Lafayette will remain with you for the rest of your life?

I will always remember the friendships I formed while at Lafayette and the professors who made a profound impact on me. The professors at Lafayette truly care about their students and do all they can to support them so that they can reach their fullest academic potential.

What advice would you give to high school students who are considering Lafayette?

At Lafayette, the possibilities are endless. All you need to do is take that first step and you can achieve anything you want!

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Meet the 2023 valedictorians

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