Peer Referral and Orientation Staff (PROS)
Valerie Gilchrist (Val)
Biological Sciences and Secondary Education
Residence: On Campus
Hometown: Hightstown, NJ
High School: Hightstown High School, Hightstown NJ
Hobbies and/or Interests:
Singing and listening to all types of music, running and working out, spending time with my friends and family, writing, reading, driving with music blasting just because, and playing with my wonderful dog.
After graduation, I plan on becoming a high school biology teacher.
Best Advice for New Students:
Keep an open mind and truly be yourself. College is a very exciting and new experience, especially because you are able to start fresh. Strive to make your dream a reality, and get involved! You never know what kind of people you will meet!
My Favorite Inspirational Quote, Phrase or Advice:
"You can turn off the sun, but I'm still gonna shine." - Jason Mraz
To me, this quote means that no matter what others may say or do to bring you down, the brightness of your heart and soul will shine though to overcome it.