2022 Lilly Scholar – Lara McGlothlin

Lara McGlothlin
2022 graduate, Scottsburg High School
Attending IUPUI to major in biology

“My first semester at IUPUI is officially completed. This past semester was filled with incredible opportunities for learning and growth. During my first semester, I completed many of the introductory courses for my biology major. Through these courses, I was able to affirm my interest in the field of biology and also form many new friendships. Additionally, I began to explore various minors within the School of Science at IUPUI. After much reflection, I decided that I would like to pursue a minor in health psychology, and I am eager to begin my psychology coursework this spring.

Outside of the classroom, I quickly became involved in the campus community. During the first few weeks of school, I joined the Christian Student Fellowship (CSF) chapter at IUPUI. Serving as a member of CSF was a wonderful experience, and I look forward to continuing to serve with CSF. During the first semester, I also had the privilege of participating in a peer mentoring program through the Honors College. As a mentee, I had an incredible experience within this program, and I hope to serve as a mentor during the upcoming semesters. Within the Indianapolis community, I had the opportunity to volunteer for ZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo. Volunteering with the Indianapolis Zoo was an extremely fulfilling experience, and I look forward to participating in future volunteer opportunities at the Indianapolis Zoo.

My first semester at IUPUI was more gratifying than I would have ever imagined. I am thankful for every opportunity that I was presented with during my first semester, and it was an experience that I will forever cherish. However, I am excited to begin the new semester, and I look forward to the opportunities that await in my second semester.”