Jenna Marek

Jenna Marek ’21, Studio Art

March 18, 2019

Jenna Marek '21 unleashes her competitive fire on the soccer field, her creativity in the art studio and her passion for helping others in her pre-health classes. 

"We're here [at Bucknell] to be students and athletes," she says, "and both are equal parts of our job."

The studio art major from Orlando, Fla., has taken advantage of Bucknell's pre-health advising programs to prepare herself for medical school. On top of that, she's a forward on the Bucknell soccer team and has been named to the Patriot League Women's Soccer Academic Honor Roll every year at Bucknell.

Here's what Jenna says about her experience: 

On choosing Bucknell

"I just had this feeling when I came here. I was like, this just seems like the place for me. I really liked the players. It was the best academic school I've been recruited to, as well, which is really important to me because I knew I wanted to do something in the medical field."

On what it's like to be a student-athlete at Bucknell

"Being a student-athlete teaches you discipline and time management and teamwork. I think that's really important going into any job, especially the medical field."

On studying pre-health at Bucknell

"I really liked that Bucknell has a pre-health track, and they force you to do something [outside your major]. So I decided to do art because I'm really passionate about that. You get to make something — like in my graphic design class, we're making sketchbooks. So it's for you, but it's for school at the same time. It's kind of like a win-win."

Learn more about Jenna's story in the video above.