Meet Maddi ’19
College is a time of self-discovery: You may find a new hobby, new major or a new path within a field you never knew existed. Halfway through her freshman year, Maddi Quinn ’19 had a sense that her passion for science would lead her to a career in the healthcare field. With the support of faculty mentors, she took the leap and switched majors from business to interdisciplinary health services.
After she changed majors, things began to fall into place for Maddi. She helped coordinate a series of fundraisers with other students and she enrolled in service-learning courses, which allowed her first-hand experience working with elderly patients in nursing homes and continuing care facilities.
Inspired by the Jesuit commitment to community engagement, Maddi developed a passion for equitable healthcare - making sure people are treated by qualified healthcare professionals, regardless of their means. While at Saint Joseph’s she provided health screenings to disadvantaged communities in West Philadelphia as part of the Health Promoters program at the University’s Institute of Clinical Bioethics.
Maddi graduated from Saint Joseph’s with honors and quickly started her post-graduate studies to become a physician’s assistant.