Name: Lindsay GrassoLindsay
Undergraduate School: Clemson University
Undergraduate Major: Biological Sciences
MS Program/Concentration: M.S. Physiology and Biophysics
Hometown and/or Current City: Oakton, Virginia

Why did you apply to Georgetown University?
I applied to Georgetown University because I was drawn to the University’s core values of Cura Personalis. As an aspiring physician, I aim to practice individualized medicine to incorporate all aspects of one’s health. I chose Georgetown to experience the academic rigor from faculty who will help to enhance these principles throughout my graduate studies.

As a DMV Hoyas Biomedical Academic Scholarship recipient, you were selected because your application to Georgetown “demonstrated a commitment to biomedical research and graduate studies at the Masters’ level.” What do you hope to accomplish here at Georgetown and/or what is your interest in biomedical research or graduate studies?
During my academic year at Georgetown University, I hope to broaden and deepen my understanding of the biomedical field. With guidance from my program director, Dr. Jennifer Whitney, I hope to explore different opportunities that this program has specifically created to advance my career towards medicine. One of these opportunities has been to consider complementary and alternative methods of health care through pharmacognosy and additional holistic approaches, such as nutrition and exercise. My goal is to integrate this knowledge and my experiences that I develop at Georgetown in order to apply them for the betterment of individual and community health throughout my medical career.

What is something interesting or unique about you that very few people know?
I thrive as a team player. At an early age, I developed an appreciation for the values of collaboration and diversity while playing on a variety of different sports teams. These values have served great purpose throughout my education; however, I lost the sense of ‘team’ when I stopped playing sports during my undergraduate years. I craved for it. Shortly after I graduated from Clemson University, I participated in my first Les Mills BODYATTACK class. I was awed by the infectious camaraderie between the instructors and participants and was IMMEDIATELY hooked—I found my team! After two years of being a participant of the class, I was inspired and encouraged to challenge myself to become an instructor. With immense help from my BODYATTACK team, I am now a certified instructor.