Hello, my name is Luke. I am so happy that I have the amazing opportunity to be a part of this blog, where I will be posting every Wednesday. The purpose of this first post is to let all of you know a little about who I am and what I stand for.
First off, I am a second-year student at the University of Cincinnati, majoring in Biomedical Engineering/Pre-medicine. With this major, most of my time is dedicated to classes and homework. Sometimes all of the work can stress me out, but I try to be an optimist, and look at the bright side of the situation at hand. I also trust that God will guide me in the right direction through hard times. Aside from classes, I spend a lot of my time playing the trumpet with the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Bands and helping out at the St. Monica-George Newman Center. Any time that I have left is usually spent hanging out with friends.
I have no idea where life will lead me, but I hope, one day, that I will be able to conduct research that will lead to a cure to neurodegeneration, or the loss of neurons in the brain. Both of my grandfathers had forms of dementia, and I saw how it affected their lives. My goal is to combine faith and science to find successful therapies for individuals who suffer such disorders. However, I do not see myself finding any such advancements in the near future, so I continue to pray and keep my faith strong.
I can be soft-spoken and shy, but I always try to lend a helping hand if anyone is in need. During my time at UC, I hope that I am able to grow both intellectually and spiritually, and I hope that you will join me on this journey. I am sure that I will be able to learn as much from you as you are able to learn from me.