A senior at Bio-Med Science Academy, Liam is an intern in the Office of Public Relations and Marketing
Where are you from? How long have you lived in Northeast Ohio?
I was born in Kentucky, but my family moved to Northeast Ohio when I was the ripe old age of one. By the time I started doing things like walking and talking my family was in Youngstown, where I continue to live.
How do you like to spend your free time?
I play guitar, sing, read, weightlift and spend way too much time browsing the internet. My computer keeps a record of the time I spend online and it’s shocking.
What’s the best thing about being a Bio-Med student?
The teaching staff is talented and dedicated, and they make everything work. Bio-Med is an ambitious school. I don’t think it would be able to do what it has done without the amazing staff.
What drew you to Bio-Med?
Unlike many of the other students, I actually didn’t attend Bio-Med because of its STEM focus. I attended a Montessori school until eighth grade, so I’d never been to a traditional school and I didn’t really want to attend my local high school. When I heard about Bio-Med I thought it would be a great opportunity for me and I haven’t looked back.
What is most interesting to you about Bio-Med’s proximity and connection with Northeast Ohio Medical University?
Because Bio-Med is connected to Northeast Ohio Medical University, I think its students have a lot more opportunities than they do in other schools. The best example of this are the internships that so many Bio-Med seniors have throughout NEOMED. I have friends that are working with researchers, the IT department, and many other places throughout campus.
I love Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. It’s one of the best one-shot fantasy stories out there and I would highly recommend it if you’re looking to get into the fantasy genre.
Last show you binge-watched?
I spent the last two weeks of my summer vacation watching Parks and Rec on a nearly nonstop basis. I had to take a break when I closed my eyes and an episode continued to play in my head.
If you could transform into any animal, which one would you choose?
I’d love to be a raccoon, mostly because I think they’ll survive past humanity. It’s good to be on the winning team.
How about that dream job?
Right now I’m trying to figure out how to get a job in the State Department, preferably as a diplomat. It would be amazing to be a part of global affairs like that. Beyond that, I’d like to work overseas in business, probably either in Korea or Eastern Europe. Traveling the world as part of my job would be great.