Hi guys! My name is AnnMarie Maniaci, and I will be entering my senior year at MSU this fall. I am a Human Biology major, and I am planning to attend dental school after graduating in the spring. I have had a lot of trouble deciding what my sure plan for the future is, and I have changed my major quite a few times. I’ve gone from nursing to pre-medical to pre-dental, but now I am content with where I am at and hope to be a dentist one day.Unfortunately, my summer has been focused on taking classes to graduate on time, as well as studying for the Dental Admission Test. But when I’m not studying, I love being outdoors and enjoying the summer weather.
I took ANP 201 my freshman year and I loved it. I find anthropology to be an interesting subject, so when I found out this class is offered as a Human Biology elective, I immediately enrolled. I am excited to learn about health issues from a cultural perspective. I actually just visited Ghana in the spring as part of a medical/dental brigade, so I am eager to apply what I have learned and experienced to this course.
This is a picture of me giving fluoride to children in our medical/dental clinic in Ghana. I chose to include this picture because I was working as the dentist’s assistant, so it is obviously relevant to my post, but also because it was a time that I was able to actually experience health issues from a completely different cultural perspective, which I think will be very helpful in taking this course.