In a meeting with your peers is your phone on the table, in your pocket or purse, left at your desk or in your car?My phone is inside my purse when I’m out with friends.
What is your usual bedtime?Around 9:30 p.m. is my ideal bedtime, and actual sleeping time is when my book lulls me off into La La Land.
Do you dance in the car?Yes, I dance in the car. Only at red lights, of course, when the warm weather comes around and there’s a fun tune on the radio such as Margaritaville.
What was the occupation you wanted to be when you were a kid?I wanted to be many things, but I specifically remember wanting to be an airline stewardess and a medical doctor. Fortunately, my current job has aspects of both.
University Alumni Spotlight:
Chaity Roy ‘95
Major while at Mount Union: Biology
Original Hometown: Kampala, Uganda
Current Job Title: Anesthesiologist assistant/anesthetist, University Hospitals of Cleveland
I take care of patients requiring anesthesia. My responsibilities include interviewing patients, administering anesthesia, managing vital signs and making sure patients are asleep/comfortable and wake up in minimal pain. I work in several departments and probably my favorite is labor and delivery, where I give epidurals to laboring mothers. I get to see the newborns—always a miracle!
MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY
My brother went to Mount Union and loved it, so I followed in his footsteps.
A low student-faculty ratio and friendly atmosphere where students are challenged to push the envelope, think outside the box and learn on their own really sets Mount Union apart from other colleges and universities.
One of my favorite professors was Dr. Steve Kramer, faculty emeritus of psychology. He was a genuine person and took time to get to know each of his students to help them achieve their goals. He taught by example through his social responsibility class, the Wilderness Experience, Habitat for Humanity and multicultural retreats. He made me feel like I could make a difference in this world. We need more people like Dr. Kramer!
Mount Union Memories
The Wilderness Experience and multicultural retreats were memorable events. On a more routine basis, I enjoyed kicking back at dinnertime with my friends in the cafeteria. I also loved studying outside for finals in the spring when all the trees were in bloom. Such a beautiful campus!
Starting a Career
After graduating, my first real job was as a research technician in a biomedical research lab at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).
My summer and winter break internship was at the lab at CWRU, and the investment ended up offering me a job upon graduation. I actually took the initiative to find an internship with pointers from my brother, but my professors gave me glowing references. They knew me on a professional level through my work study jobs, but I also knew them personally because I babysat and tutored some of their children.
I was a member of the Association of International Students, Student Senate, Dance Company and the Multicultural Retreat Committee. I also worked at the Mount Union Theatre, organized the Mr. MUC competition and organized and participated in international dinners.
I earned a Master of Science degree in anesthesiology from CWRU.
Preparing for Life After College
Mount Union taught me how to deal with people, especially through my extracurricular activities, which is extremely important in the real world!
Staying in Touch
I very much keep in touch with friends from Mount Union. My roommate and best friend from college are my closest friends to this day. Plus, I’ve been back to Mount Union for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming, as well as Alumni Council meetings and Schooler Lectures.
I would like to participate in a medical mission in less fortunate parts of the world.