|School:||University of Dayton|
When asked about the University of Dayton, Biology major Kiera Wheeler explained, “UD is a place that makes you feel at home, where the community supports you and cares about making a difference. I’ve learned so much, not only inside of the classroom, but also outside of those four walls." To integrate her knowledge with her future career, Wheeler launched the Multicultural Association of Premedicine Students (MAPS), which offers students mentorship and leadership experiences in the medical field. After graduation, Wheeler plans to continue her studies and become a pediatrician – combining her passions for science, service and civic engagement.