My CSC StoryFeaturing Talia Muller ’23

I chose Colby-Sawyer College for the small school atmosphere, with a small student-teacher ratio. My favorite thing about CSC is the faculty. The professors are easy to talk to and approach when class topics are difficult. The classes are always interesting and it is clear that the professors are passionate about what they are teaching and, most importantly, they want the students to do well. I love that all the faculty care about the students and want them to succeed.

I am involved in a few clubs on campus. I am the president of Cross-Cultural Club, co-president of Biology Club, a member of Presidential Blue Key Society and more. I am particularly active in the Ivey Science Center where I spend between 10 and 40 hours a week between classes, work and other activities. I have worked in Ivey as a lab assistant for four years, prepping labs and working closely with the science faulty on whatever they need. I have also worked closely with professors as a research assistant on their own research. Through the research, I have even had the opportunity to go to the state public health lab and work closely with individuals there as well.

I plan to be an exotic veterinarian working with endangered species. I also plan on being involved in conservation for these endangered species, saving the Earth, one animal at a time. I have always loved animals and helping them either by caring for the animal or by educating others about them. For lack of any other explanation “it just feels right.” It is a feeling that I am doing exactly what I need to be doing, and it brings me joy and happiness. I plan on taking a gap year to gain experience in the field before going to graduate school for my DVM and a Ph.D.

I believe in treating others the way you want to be treated, and being there when a friend just needs someone to talk to. I would describe myself as a passionate, hardworking young women who would do anything to help a friend or an animal in need. In my free time, I enjoy being outside in nature, reading or hanging out with friends.