Samuel Alvarado Garcia
Majors: Biology and Psychology
Samuel Alvarado Garcia is an OSU senior majoring in biology and psychology. From Santa
Ana, California, Samuel grew up in Enid, Oklahoma. CAS has prepared him with an extensive
array of opportunities to be a well-rounded student both inside and outside the classroom.
Some of his favorite opportunities have been conducting research on honeybees in the
comparative psychology/behavioral biology lab with as well as being a teaching assistant
for introductory psychology. Being in CAS has also allowed him to have some amazing
and challenging coursework taught by some stellar faculty. Whether it was learning
about the history of psychology with Dr. Abramson or learning about pharmacology with
Dr. Wiggins, CAS provides faculty that are willing to help you learn and grow as a
Samuel chose the CAS route because he knew that it would prepare him for an ultimate goal of applying to medical school. “CAS has given me opportunities and experiences to build my confidence in applying for med school and the opportunity to network and gain interpersonal skills I need to succeed,” Samuel said.