Melissa Kepke, (MS2)
How do you manage to stay balanced and healthy in spite of the busy med school schedule?
I stay balanced by trying to not take myself too seriously (Pictures 1-3), continuing to do the things I like (like running fun races Picture 6) and making time to hang out with the people I love (pictures 4&5)!
Why do you want to become an advocate and what three qualities will you bring to the job?
I want to be an advocate because I really enjoy the college system (Picture 2) and think that it provides great opportunities to get to know classmates and their families. I would love to be able to be a resource for the new MS1s and teach them about how awesome it is to be in Cross College! I enjoy planning and hosting events and have some ideas for future Cross activities! I have lots of energy, a close working relationship with the Chief and Cross Colleges’ cheerleader (Picture 2) and a secret talent for t-shirt throwing that would benefit me as advocate next year!
What’s the most important piece of advice you would give to an MS1 at the beginning of the year?
I would advise an MS1 to simply enjoy their first year! This is a great time to meet great people, take advantage of the opportunities UNC offers and to learn some cool stuff!
What is your favorite artery, organ, or nerve; and why?
Muscles… they help you do cool things (Picture 1 &6).
If you could have any super power, what would it be? What would you have people call you?
Who doesn’t want to fly? I would be known as “The Cross College Crusader” (Picture 3)
If you had a theme song that played every time you entered a room, what would it be?
I am tempted to answer “Wobble Baby” but I think I will go with “Here comes the Sun” because it is more work appropriate and exceptionally cheery.