Hello everyone! My name is Tyler Perfitt, and this post is all about who I am! I can't wait to get started blogging about my experiences, reflections, and advice on what student life is really like at DePauw.
I'm a senior from Evansville, IN, majoring in Biology and Spanish with a minor in Classical Civilzations. During my time at DePauw, I've been a member of the men's swimming team, involed in the Information Technology Associates Program (ITAP), and a Senior Intern with the Office of Admission. I've been able to make my academic and extracurricular life at DePauw hand-tailored to my own interests.
Though I'm a student in the College of Liberal Arts, I've also been able to take music lessons through our School of Music. This is my third semester of playing piano, and with no previous experience, I'm getting pretty good!
My Winter Terms have given me a wide variety of experiences: I've taken a pottery course, built my own website, and conducted pharmaceutical research. Even more exciting, I'll be travelling to El Salvador this year with DePauw's Winter Term in Service program to provide medical assistance to rural communities.
I've also been fortunate enough to travel on my own: I spent this past summer interning at the Hospitál de San Isidro in Buenos Aires, Argentina, working with Oncology and Chemotherapy (I also learned how to tango, as you can see to the right!). My dream job is to do disease-based research, and my time at DePauw has opened me up to so many avenues to accomplish this.
So, welcome to my new blog! I can't wait to share some wonderful memories with you. Feel free to message with questions or requests!