SciTech Alumni - Hannah Ross

Ross, Hannah
Class Year: 
Postgraduate pre-medicine studies
Wallace, W.Va.

Hannah Ross grew up in rural West Virginia and was home schooled from second grade through high school. She was granted a full scholarship to study music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. Hannah finished her final year at Duquesne, while touring full time as a violinist with the acoustic roots rock band, The Recipe, playing over 180 concerts a year at clubs, festivals, and universities throughout the United States. Hannah has played on Mountain Stage, National Public Radio, National Public Television, the Voice of America and has performed as soloist with the River City Brass Band. In recent years, Hannah has switched her focus to the healing professions. In 2002 she became a licensed massage therapist. Over the past three years, she has worked as a massage therapist in a chiropractic office in Bridgeport, W.Va., while pursuing her medical school prerequisites at Fairmont State University and West Virginia University. In August of 2006 Hannah will begin her medical studies at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. After completion of medical school, Hannah plans to open a holistic family medicine clinic in West Virginia.

What advice would you give current or prospective students?: 

Work hard, study hard, eat good food, exercise, and enjoy life.

What was the most important thing you learned while attending Fairmont State?: 

Learning science requires hard work… but the more that you study, and the more you learn the more fascinating the journey becomes.

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