Charlotte Dudis

Charlotte Dudis

  • Hometown: Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
  • Major: Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Class of: 2025

Question #1: What inspired you to pursue the major you are in?

I was inspired to join the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major from an early age. I have always known that my goal was to eventually go to vet school and become a veterinarian. The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major at Penn State incorporates the classes that are required for entrance into graduate school as well as offers several opportunities to gain experience, ranging from part-time jobs to research-focused clubs.

Question #2: What has been the best part of your time in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences?

The best part of my time in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences has been meeting my friends in the college. Penn State has a multitude of activities and clubs to benefit your education, but I believe the main goal of participating in these is to make connections. I have made what I believe are lifelong friendships with people who understand exactly what I am going through, as a fellow student in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Question #3: What do you wish you would have known as a new student at Penn State?

As a new student, I wish I had known the importance of staying involved in everything Penn State offers. When I started here, I was bombarded with emails about club meetings and events happening for my major, college, and overall interests, all of which would go straight to my ‘Archived’ folder.  I began to learn that these activities are where you are going to make connections that matter, both with other students and with faculty that will help you in the long run.