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This week, I sat down with my good friend Adri Anziano. As a pre-med student with a minor and involvement in many clubs, he is one of the busiest people I know. I was very grateful for the opportunity to interview him! I caught up with him as he was about to go on a run, and we chatted about the school year, the future, and advice.

Q: How is your sophomore year going?

A: It’s actually going a lot better than expected. I met some really great friends, which I’m very excited about. 

Q: You are one busy bee! What are some things that you’re up to these days?

A: Well, my classes take up a lot of my time. I’m a pre-med biology major with a Spanish minor, which can be a lot at times. I also had a job scooping gelato at a great place called Gelato & Chill, but the market is unfortunately closed due to COVID-19. I really liked the job, but the closing actually ended up being a blessing in disguise because I’m taking an EMT course this semester that takes up about 17 hours a week, so I’m very glad for the extra time. 


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Q: What made you want to go to med school?

A: I always thought that I wanted to be a chemist. But then in 10th grade, I took my first biology class, and I just loved it so much. My favorite part was dissecting fetal pigs; I loved being able to see how everything worked and seeing how you could fix certain things going on in there. So, that made me start thinking about med school and becoming a surgeon.

Q: That is so cool! I know that you recently joined a fraternity. How is that going?

A: Yes, I am in Sigma Chi. It’s going great! I was nervous about it at first and I wasn’t even sure that I would follow through with it, but everyone is so nice and I’m really happy about it. 

Q: How did you choose Sigma Chi?

A: My friend actually recommended it to me. He thought I might be interested because we have a big focus on community service. Last weekend we did an Allston Cleanup, and in a few weeks, we have Derby Days, our big charity week, which is for cancer research. I also dyed my hair blue recently for a charity fundraiser, which was super fun.


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Q: That sounds great! How do you manage your busy schedule?

A: I definitely could work on my time management skills, but I think that the biggest thing that helps me is just focusing on one thing at a time. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed, so I like to make a checklist in order of when things are due and do them one by one. To de-stress, I love listening to podcasts, reading, and hanging out with my friends.

Q: Do you have any last advice for pre-med students or BU students in general?

A: For pre-med students, I would say go talk to pre-med advising because it is very helpful. For BU students in general: Distance, don’t isolate! 

Thank you so much to Adri for talking with me and sharing your experiences with the HCBU community! 

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Hi! I'm Martha, and I'm a psychology major from New Jersey. I love reading, writing, listening to music, eating ice cream, and meeting new people!
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