Congratulations to Sophomore Jeffrey Lee of Kent, WA, who was named freshman Presidential Medalist (most outstanding student in his class) for the 2012-13 academic year. Jeffrey is majoring in philosophy and neurobiology and sees medical school in his future. He is specifically interested in learning about the brain to better "appreciate how this measly 3-pound hunk of tissue wedged between our ears has so much capacity for curiosity and innovation."
Jeffrey currently volunteers at the Child Life department at Seattle Children's Hospital, and plans to combine eastern and western methods to better understand holistic health. "One of my favorite parts of volunteering at Seattle Children's," Lee says, "is hearing how a family's background influences their philosophy and outlook on life. I simply delight in listening to each individual's story, learning something new and important in every conversation."