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Jilaina Danielle Andrew

Bachelor of Science, Medical laboratory Science


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

I was born and raised in a small town outside of Seattle, WA called Port Orchard. I lived there with my parents and 5 sisters until I left to serve as a missionary in the beautiful islands of Hawaii. I met my husband at BYU in Professor Black's microbiology class and we had a lovely COVID wedding in March of 2020. I am currently finishing the Medical Laboratory Science program and will begin an internship at Primary Children's Hospital this fall. After graduation, I plan to work in a hospital lab as a medical laboratory scientist. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outside hiking and camping, watching Survivor with my husband, and vacationing in Hawaii.

Who were your greatest supporters while earning this degree?

My husband-Matt Andrew
My parents- Don and Jenny Tailleur

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen at BYU?

Be ready to have the hardest but best experience of your life. BYU is not an easy school but with hard work comes amazing opportunities. Take advantage of the incredible resources the university has to offer and don't be afraid to try new things that are outside of your comfort zone. You may surprise yourself and discover a passion you never knew you had.

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

My experience at BYU has prepared me for the rest of my life by teaching me to put God first in everything. I have learned that as long as I do that I will be successful in His eyes.