Madison Ruth Jones
Bachelor of Science, Microbiology
Briefly tell us about yourself (e.g. hometown, family, hobbies, favorite BYU courses, intended profession)
I am from Phoenix, Arizona. I am the oldest of five children, which I love because I get to watch my sisters and brothers grow into amazing people. I love playing soccer, hiking, camping, mountain biking, and watching movies. My favorite genres are horror and dramas based on real life events. My favorite BYU courses were anatomy with Dr. Brown, infection and immunity with Dr. Poole, and intro to roman and greek mythology with Professor Mike Pope. Each of these classes inspired me and gave me something to be passionate about. My plan is to attend PA school and to hopefully work in an ER and in labor and delivery.
Who were your greatest supporters while earning this degree?
My greatest supporters while earning my degree were my friends and families. I am so grateful to my dad for always believing in me and encouraging me to shoot for the stars. He has always recognized my potential and reminded me of it when I forgot. I am so grateful to my mom for comforting me and supporting me when I would struggle. She always helped me regain my confidence and peace.
What advice do you have for incoming freshmen at BYU?
My advice for incoming freshman at BYU would be to always help each other. BYU is a very competitive school, but we all got in so we should all be working to help each other succeed. Nothing is more important than being kind and being a friend to everyone.
How has your experience at BYU prepared you for the rest of your life?
My experience at BYU has helped to prepare me for the rest of my life by teaching me that I can do hard things. Being a student here has stretched me in ways that I never imagined and, as a result, helped me grow as a person.