A Bangkok Patana Gymnast since Year 1, Evelyn Cannon’s academic interests fall in the field of Medical Biosciences. She “aspires for a career in the field of medical sciences where [she] can pursue [her] passion for scientific research whilst making positive impacts on society”. Evelyn has chosen to study at Imperial College London as it boasts “world-renown excellence as a STEM-oriented school”. She said that she is particularly excited to immerse herself in Imperial’s “research-intensive, laboratory-focused curriculum”, which will further aid her in the “cutting-edge exploration of medicine and biotechnology”.
“Science, whether it be Biology, Chemistry or Physics, has been a passion of mine since starting Secondary School. As the courses delved into more depth, from Key Stage 3 to (I)GCSE to IB, I became fully immersed in my passion for the Sciences and was determined to continue my scientific studies at an undergraduate level and beyond.”
At Bangkok Patana, Evelyn credits her Higher Level IB Biology and Chemistry courses in allowing her to gain a deeper understanding into the areas of Science that most interested her, including human physiology and molecular pathways. Evelyn also added that she especially enjoyed the Internal Assessment aspect of these courses as it sharpened her scientific initiative, as well as her practical laboratory skills. Having participated in a two-week internship at the National Nanotechnology Research Centre in Thailand, where she helped out as a laboratory assistant with biological and chemical experiments, Evelyn shared that developing her transferrable analytical research skills will help to encourage her success in a variety of career paths.
With major achievements such as Captaining the Gymnastics team and receiving a predicted 45-point IB score, Evelyn will miss Bangkok Patana’s “irreplaceable and comforting sense of community”, as well as “the unconditional support from teachers and coaches”. When asked what advice she would give to her Year 3-self, Evelyn said, “enjoy every moment, the good and the bad, because in the blink of an eye, 10 years will have gone by and you will wish that you had 10 more to spend at Bangkok Patana!”. Congratulations, Evelyn!