Student Profile: Marie Bielman
Troy senior Marie Bielman is a born leader. In addition to being a resident assistant and teaching assistant, she is a peer consultant for Academic and Career Planning at Alma College.
“Leadership roles fit well for me, and I love having so many different opportunities to help people through my positions,” she says. “I also know that these opportunities will benefit me in the future because every day, I learn new skills on how to be a leader and how to teach and help people effectively.”
The integrative health and physiology science major recently decided that she would like to become a doctor. Bielman says she feels drawn to learning about the human body and how it works.
“I never felt confident enough in myself and my skills to admit that I wanted to be a doctor, as it’s such a demanding career,” she says. “Dr. Ball is renowned for convincing students who are leaning toward pre-physician’s assistant to instead pursue a pre-physician track, and she opened my eyes to exploring my full capabilities.”
Another way Bielman builds connections with her professors is through research. A participant in the ASPIRE and PRISM programs, she recently submitted her muscle physiology research for presentation.
“I really appreciate the undergraduate research opportunities that are available at Alma,” she says. “It’s really unique for a college to have research opportunities at every level, freshman through senior. The relationships between students and professors are really nurtured through this collaboration. You get to joke around with them and see their humanness.”