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Mustang Stories

Andrew Nager '04 received his Bachelor's of Science degree from Vanderbilt University in 2008, where he double-majored in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Chemistry. He went on to receive his PhD from MIT in 2012 in Biochemistry and Biophysics.

"Houston Christian ignited in me a thrill for science that has since built my career and empowered me to help others. Like many former HC freshmen, I still remember Jim Kelley’s Intro to Biology class and learning the complexities of a human cell. I also remember struggling to memorize countless metabolic pathways and enzymes! It was moments like this in Kelley’s, Cathy Doxtater’s, and other HC classrooms that I developed the study skills and an excitement for science that would lead me through a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry (Vanderbilt), and a Ph.D. in Biophysics (MIT).

Moreover, throughout my education I’ve seen how science can help others. While in Shonda Majors’s class I would hear how she advanced bone engineering techniques at Rice. Stories such as this inspired myself to led research efforts on antibiotics (at MIT) and pediatric brain tumors (as a research fellow at Stanford). Now, as a Senior Scientist at Pfizer, I design cancer medicines that direct a patient’s own immune system to kill a tumor. To me, there is nothing more special than helping a therapeutic enter the clinic and change a child’s prognosis from certain death to a full life. Thank you HC for setting the foundation of my career."

Karina Arnold '15 - Since graduating from Houston Christian, I have expanded my horizons, literally and figuratively. Since venturing with Dr. Livingston through multiple Globe Trek trips, I caught the travel bug. I joined multiple diversity and Spanish Clubs at OU and continue to travel around the world. I have volunteered in Cambodia with Chandler Dugan '12. We scuba dived and planted coral reef pods to promote marine growth. I am about to spend 6 months studying and traveling through Argentina and Patagonia. Traveling has been the best learning experience and pushes me past my comfort zone. I feel most at home with a backpack in a foreign country, while trying new foods and meeting new people. Houston Christian also introduced me to peers who I look forward to catching up with every time I'm back in Houston. Faculty, staff and my old classmates are always willing to offer support or hang out, a welcoming characteristic I know will last as the years pass. Thank you, HC for my memorable high school experience.

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