Meet the Board: Agatha Kielczewski

My name is Agatha Kielczewski and I am SPAPP's community outreach chair. I attended Northwestern University and received my MA in Comparative Literature in 2013. My passion for medicine was inspired by those around me who are passionate about it: my sister, family, and close friends.

As a friend and colleague of many talented and intelligent individuals, I find that many (myself definitely included) struggle with failure. It is an uncomfortable and cumbersome emotion to deal with in any circumstance.

The career path for pre-health students is not an easy one. It is crucial to remember that failure is a sign of progress. Marie Curie once remarked on her failures, " I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy."

Written by Northwestern mechanical engineering professor Elizabeth Gerber, this article encourages a different approach to failure: STEM Students Must Be Taught to Fail

Agatha Kielczewski