“I decided to pursue a career in dentistry because it combines my passion for science with my desire to serve others.”
After being accepted into three dental schools, Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, native Jackie Boran ’17 will take the next step in her career path by heading to University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine this fall.
The biology major and philosophy minor has been involved in many activities outside of the classroom, including as an undergraduate researcher in an SJU microscopic roundworm lab, a Community Partnership Coordinator at West Catholic High School, and the Vice President of Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre Health Professional Honor Society. She credits these experiences to both her spiritual and academic growth.
“Through weekly service and immersion trips, my understanding of Catholic social teachings as well as my faith has grown. Through research faculty mentorships, science and liberal arts classes, I have been challenged to think critically and analytically,” says Boran.