From July 16-21, Daniella Rodriguez '18 received a taste of college life by staying at the Brooklyn campus of LIU for their Summer Honors Institute: Choosing a Path in Health Care program. In addition to becoming CPR certified during her stay at LIU, she also took a full load of classes each day, including applied physiology, anatomy, health medicine and drug information needs, fall prevention, the challenges of asepsis, and exercise, wellness, & disease prevention.
Over the course of the week, Daniella was taught by health profressionals including nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, social and public health workers, physical occupational therapists, and speech pathologists. There were also many opportunities to interact with and learn from students studying health sciences at LIU, as well as form connections with her fellow peers, also intested in health or medical careers through various team building exercises and trips all over Brooklyn (Coney Island and DUMBO were her favorites!).
Daniella said, "It was definitely an amazing learning experience that helped me strengthen my own passion for health science. I strongly encourage many more Saviour girls to participate in this program or one of the many other free summer programs that LIU has to offer next summer."