Honduras: Mario

Mario CastellanosMario Castellanos

Major: Biology

Campus Involvement: Hablantes Unidos, Alpha Phi Omega (Service Organization), Beta Beta Beta (Biology Honors Society)

Country: Honduras

Why did you choose Truman?

I chose Truman for its reputation, strong science program, and for the wide variety of opportunities for extracurricular involvement. I knew that by attending Truman I would be able to make the most out of my college experience.

What has been your favorite class?

All of the Biology classes! I am particularly fond of Cell Biology and Pathophysiology right now. The essentials of cell function and the mechanics of disease have always amazed me.

What is your favorite thing about Truman?

That definitely has to be the community. At Truman, you will find people from all sorts of different backgrounds, ethnicities, countries, and beliefs that are interested in the same things as you. I believe that is an invaluable addition to my learning process as a student.

How would you describe your professors?

They are absolutely amazing. They are all great people outside of the classroom and really want you to succeed. Truman’s professors are characterized by their passion for what they teach and their high level of knowledge in their subjects.

How has your experience at Truman changed you?

It has changed me in ways I can’t describe. At Truman I have made great friends from different parts of the world, explored my various interests, gotten involved through service to the community, and learned a great deal about my capabilities as a student and future professional. Truman provides an enriching environment where you can easily thrive and be successful!

Contact Mario: mc6128@truman.edu