Senior Profile: Eli Williams

Eli Williams. (Photo courtesy of Eli Williams).Eli Williams. (Photo courtesy of Eli Williams).

What is your major and minor? What other academic programs were you a part of?

Chemistry major, biology minor.

What are some of the jobs you held while at McDaniel?

General chemistry lab TA, organic chemistry lab TA, chemistry tutor.

What organizations were you a part of at McDaniel? What positions did you hold?

Green Terror Programs (GTP) committee chair sophomore year, secretary/treasurer junior and senior year. Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society vice president junior year and president senior year. Honors Program secretary junior year. Heroes Helping Hopkins event coordinator senior year.

Did you enjoy your time at McDaniel? How?

My four years at McDaniel were amazing. I developed lasting friendships and learned more than I ever thought possible in four years. McDaniel really was my home away from home.

Who do you think was/is your best mentor?

Dr. Ferraris, Dr. Marx, and Dr. Craig.

What is your best memory at McDaniel?

Performing summer research with Dr. Ferraris while also spending the summer with my friends on campus.

What are some of the challenges you encountered and how did you overcome them?

The biggest challenge for me was the difference in time management and workload for college courses versus high school classes. It was a lot of learning how to learn and the best way to study, since a lot of the work is done outside of class in college. Also, having a 3-4 hour lab every week for each of my science classes was a huge transition from high school.

What are your plans for after graduation?

I will be working as an analytical chemist for Bimax Inc. in Glen Rock, Pa.

What would you tell yourself as a first-year at McDaniel?

It may be cliche, but four years will go faster than you think. Enjoy the time you have in college and make the most of every opportunity.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with the McDaniel community?

The McDaniel community is amazing and I cherish the friendships I developed during my time on the Hill.