Manchester University Viewbook 2018 | Page 6

Alexa Callaway Biology-Chemistry // Grand Rapids, Mich. “Science is a big deal wit h my family, ” ... says Alexa Callaway, whose father teaches Life Sciences and whose mother is a medical director at a Grand Rapids, Mich., hospital. As Manchester alumni, they both know that science is a big deal here, too. A biology-chemistry major on a pre-dentistry track, Alexa knew that Manchester would prepare her well for her next step. “It’s rigorous, it’s hard, but I’m going to transition into dental school way easier than if I went somewhere else.” Why dentistry? “When I was in 7th grade I got braces, and I thought it was so cool that someone was using my mouth and basically doing a puzzle,” she says. “I’ve always been interested in business and science, so I was trying to find something that would combine the two of them.” 6 While participating in a January session trip to Nicaragua for MU’s Medical Practicum, she also found she has an interest in public health. “I’d like to help with the free clinic wherever I find myself and help people with their dental health.”