Student Profile: Annie Bruce
What do you get when you cross a love for science with a passion for the saxophone?
Meet Annie Bruce, a Lansing senior and liberal arts extraordinaire who is happy to not be limited to one interest at Alma College. As a result, she says she is a well-rounded person.
“I love that I’m able to pursue multiple interests at Alma,” she says. “It’s one of the reasons why I came to Alma, and now, I’m a mathematics and physics major who is heavily involved in music. I play in a saxophone quartet with three music majors!”
With a brain that is “naturally oriented to problem solving,” Bruce says she has always had an interest in mathematics. Not until her junior year of high school did she begin considering science as a future career path, however.
“I thought I would study music in college, but my high school calculus and physics teachers inspired me to take a closer look at science,” she says. “I’m so passionate about all things related to my majors now, and I’ve discovered that there are so many job possibilities in my field. It’s both overwhelming and comforting.”
But Bruce’s Alma experience has been about more than understanding concepts like thermodynamics. She says she appreciates the interest and accessibility of her professors.
“They are never too busy to make time to meet with me,” she says. “Their encouragement has led me to take advantage of many opportunities. I really value the guidance they continue to provide.”