April 5, 2022
I would like to thank my parents for their support and constant encouragement throughout the writing process. I am also indebted to Dr.Boies and Diana Donnel for their assistance in the editing phase of the project. And I am most grateful to Dr. Boies for her encouragement to help me to see the importance of this project for how it could be helpful and useful to others.
I was born and raised on the border of Texas and Mexico in the city of El Paso. Upon graduating in the Spring of 2022, I will receive a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and a certification in Public Health. After graduation, I will pursue a Doctorate degree in Medicine that specializes in urology or gastroenterology.
While at St. Mary’s University I assisted in the founding of “Girl Up StMU,” an organization empowering women leaders all around the world to defend gender equality. Additionally, I participated in a Research Fellowship under the direction of Dr. Gray. Moreover, I am also a part of other organizations such as, Sigma Sigma Sigma National sorority where I served as President and as College Panhellenic Council Chair. In my spare time, I volunteer at University Hospital, where I have had the opportunity to interact with patients and tutor students from underserved communities through the organization, “Learn To Be Tutoring.”
First of all, I love the format of your article. It is very unique and could be used as a newspaper around a school. It is crazy to think that smokers will live 14 years less than a non-smoker. I love how you added that fact because I had no idea. I like how you added the diseases that can be caused by the use of tobacco. It can be very addictive to people that start that they forget about the risks that they are taking. Your article was very well written and very informative!
An amazing poster! The information was extremely easy to read and the images supported the information while not distracting the reader. Additionally, the information is extremely pertinent today because of how common tobacco use is within teens and college students. Congratulations!
I think you did a great job of covering the major aspects of what nicotine addiction really is. Not only is it a highly addictive chemical, but it can also cause cancer which is something I feel needs more attention in general so it was good that you highlighted that point. I didn’t realize how young someone can begin smoking nicotine, so that kind of blew my mind.
This was a very interesting graph to look at, especially because tobacco is used widely today. Young people are purchasing electronic cigarettes. My concern is that we really do not know the long-term consequences of these electronic cigarettes because it is our generation that barely starting using them. Will it increase the chances of cancer? Will it have other negative effects on our health? We really do not know yet, and that is concerning.