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Paige Guillory '17

Biology

ISIP Leader

Growing Through Service

Paige Guillory came to Spring Hill from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as a Pre-Medical Scholar with a plan to study biology and, hopefully, change her worldview.

Upon arrival, she embraced the liberal arts core as a way to also experience other areas of study outside of biology. It was from her openness to these experiences that she discovered a love for psychology – her minor – and a passion for social justice. She participated in three International Service Immersion Program (ISIP) trips and is now an ISIP student leader. She attended the Annual Ignation Family Teach-In for Justice and studied abroad in Paris to get a different perspective of the world outside of her service trips.

“After four years at Spring Hill, I can confirm that I received what I hoped for and so much more through the unique Jesuit education and my experiences both inside and outside the classroom,” Guillory said. “Spring Hill has taught me to value and respect others as a whole, unique person and to be a leader for others through service, especially through serving those most in need.”

Her varied campus experiences helped her understand more about herself and her personal vocational goals. After participating in a campus research experience, she realized that her future did not lie in the lab or future research endeavors, but rather in the medical field, which appealed to her desire for human interaction and service.


“My education at Spring Hill broadened everything I thought I was going to gain in studying biology for four years. I’m really excited to start my medical studies next year and apply all the things that make me a unique, Jesuit educated student.”


Guillory, who next plans to attend the Louisiana State University School of Medicine to complete a master’s degree in public health as well as her medical degree, notes that these as well as other opportunities Spring Hill has given her, helped her gain her acceptance to medical school. But it was the four years she spent volunteering with Victory Health Partners that have changed the way she wants to practice medicine. “It enhanced my experience of faith in medicine in action. Now, it’s more of a service to others, and I’m aware that compassionate care is really important,” she said.

“My education at Spring Hill broadened everything I thought I was going to gain in studying biology for four years. I’m really excited to start my medical studies next year and apply all the things that make me a unique, Jesuit educated student.”

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