North Central College’s 2008 Outstanding Major in Physics, Eugenia was one of just 10 students selected for a program in medical physics at Vanderbilt University, where she’s getting her doctorate. She reports that North Central prepared her well for her rigorous clinical residency and research project. “A small program can be a big plus,” she says. “It was always nice to see my advisor’s door open and just stop by and chat a little. Plus, North Central’s location means students can find research and internship opportunities at national laboratories like Fermilab and Argonne.”
Eugenia came to the United States from Belarus at age 14. While at North Central, she studied abroad in China and Japan. When she finishes her doctoral studies, she plans to help treat cancer patients. “I hope to work in a hospital and make treatment plans using ionizing radiation,” she says.