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Benjamin H Petersen

Bachelor of Science, Microbiology


Briefly tell us about yourself (e.g. hometown, family, hobbies, favorite BYU courses, intended profession)

I am from Duncan, OK. My wife and I have a 3 month old daughter named Stella. I am the second youngest of 6 kids, and I will be the first BYU graduate in my immediate family. My favorite course at BYU has been PDBIO 220-Human Anatomy. I will be attending medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in the Fall of 2021.

Who were your greatest supporters while earning this degree?

My wife Rachel has been my biggest cheerleader while also earning her degree in Neuroscience. My parents Robert and Shelly have also supported me along the way.

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen at BYU?

Work first, play later!!

How has your experience at BYU prepared you for the rest of your life?

I have learned the skills to balance all aspects of life (church service, family life, extracurriculars, work, school, etc.) during my time at BYU.