Biomedical Graduate Education

Nathaniel Wiggley

Nathaniel Wiggley

2020 Hoyas for Science Recipient

M.S. in Physiology

Georgetown’s strengths in public policy and advocacy will also allow me to better train myself to become a stronger advocate for science education, science research and development, and social justice.

About Nathaniel

Nathaniel Wiggley is from Lakeville, Minnesota. Before coming to Georgetown’s Biomedical Graduate Education, Nathaniel was a Neuroscience Major and Chemistry Minor at Muhlenberg College. 

Why did you choose Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown University?

I chose Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) at Georgetown because I believe that this program would best prepare me for my future goal of becoming an orthopedic surgeon. I am also in a program run by the BGE called the One Step Ahead Mentoring Program (OSAM) where I am paired with a current Georgetown University medical student in a mentor-mentee relationship. Through this program, I have been able to gain insight from a current medical student about how to best prepare myself for medical school applications as well as success in medical school.

What do you hope to accomplish here at Georgetown and/or what is your interest in biomedical research or graduate studies?

I am using this opportunity at Georgetown to gain a better understanding of the human body so I will be better prepared for medical school. Additionally, Georgetown’s strengths in public policy and advocacy will also allow me to better train myself to become a stronger advocate for science education, science research and development, and social justice.

What is your life motto for overcoming challenges and/or supporting diversity and cultural understanding?

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, LOVE of what you are doing.” – Pele