Lawrence Benjamin ’07“Rowland Hall taught me the importance of seeking out mentorship throughout my academic career. The small class sizes of Rowland Hall always appealed to me, and they were one of the main reasons I wanted to attend the school. In the classroom, there was ample opportunity to interact not only with my fellow classmates but also with teachers and faculty. I built fantastic relationships with many of my teachers over the years; some have even been over to my family’s home for Thanksgiving dinner.
“Rowland Hall taught me the importance of seeking out mentorship throughout my academic career."
Whenever I am in Salt Lake, I make it a point to try to visit the school, even though it has been several years since I walked its hallways as a student. These foundational experiences set the stage for the rest of my academic career. The familiarity I had with my teachers at Rowland Hall, instilled in me the confidence to approach college professors with questions or when seeking advice. The Rowland Hall student-teacher relationship gave me the self-assurance that will benefit me throughout my life and my career.”
- Harvard University, 2011, bachelor of arts, magna cum laude with highest honors
- Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
- Honors/Awards: Harvard College Research Program (2010); Program for Research in Science and Engineering (PRISE) fellow (2010); recipient of a certificate in Mind, Brain, and Behavior (2011); recipient of the Alex G. Booth Fellowship for Travel to Haiti (2012)