Pullman Scholars in Their Own Words: Sebastian Szymanski

Sebastian is currently enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He is a Biology major, violin player, and volunteer. Since he started, his first semester has been full of new experiences. Read on to learn more about Sebastian.

What drew you to your college?

The opportunities available such as, a strong Biology curriculum, the chance to expand my violin skills, and my strong friendships drew me to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

What are your passions or hobbies?

My passions are playing the violin, building houses for Habitat for Humanity, and the intersection of genetics and medicine. This is how I spend much of my time

What’s your favorite aspect of college? What has your first semester of college been like?

favorite aspect is being free to explore whatever interests me and pursue it to
the fullest.

What do you like about being a Pullman Scholar? What does being a Pullman Scholar mean to you?

I like the community, connections, and opportunities that the Pullman Scholar community and its Foundation offer me. Pullman Scholars are open-minded citizens. We use our talents and abilities to pursue our passions. Thus, we make the world a better place.