Asia Green graduated in 2017 with a molecular biology and biochemistry major. She played soccer, participated in the Black Student Union and learned Spanish—all while studying to become a pediatric dentist.
What do you like most about Goshen College and why?
I appreciate the small town atmosphere. It translates into the school and classes, which are very intimate. Almost everyone here knows each other.
Why did you choose to come to Goshen College?
Goshen College offers an excellent science program along with very personable faculty and staff. Knowing my professors on a first-name basis has made me feel more comfortable with them and, as a result, I feel that I have thrived academically. Another reason that I was attracted to Goshen College was the Study-Service Term (SST) program. I love how this program combines academics with world travel, which is definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
How has Goshen College influenced your faith or worldview?
I have always been taught that people are but one race—the human race. At Goshen College, we are a melting pot of nationalities from all around the world, and we each have equally wonderful things to contribute to society. The diversity of the student population on campus, in addition to the experiences from Goshen College’s SST program, have provided us all with the opportunity to learn about the world around us.
What advice would you give to new students?
Be active in campus life and partake in extracurricular activities, such as intramural sports. Always stay on top of schoolwork, and if you can get ahead, do it. Take full advantage of what Goshen College has to offer with the SST program or service projects. Further yourself as a person academically, spiritually and socially.