ESP Biography

JESSEN THOMAS, Student, Poet, Philosopher, Foodie

Major: Biology/Classics

College/Employer: Macaulay Honors College @ Brooklyn College

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

A junior at Macaulay Honors College, I have had an exposure to various people and professors who have broadened my scope of thinking. A proud brother of Kappa Sigma, I will rush you in a heartbeat--some of my greatest realizations were born out of this experience. I love science, particularly microbiology, neurology, and chemistry--I am a proponent of self-education. While I love to eat, I don't bite--I'm a "listener" in conversations. Being a classics major has convinced me that literature and the connections we form within it is one of the highest expressions of intellectual maturity. Being a biology major has convinced me that research is one of my passions in both its design and execution. Outside school, I love to participate in outreach activities, swim, and occasionally parkour (if my body is up to the task).

Past Classes

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H245: A Classical Perspective on Medicine in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 18, 2015)
Ever wonder what the Greeks and Romans thought of the human body? Have you ever wondered the challenges that scholars face in studying these schools of thought? If so, join this class for a perspective on Ancient medicine from the Western Hemisphere and see how it relates to modern medicine.

H176: Ancient Medicine and Magic: A Classical Perspective in Splash Spring 14 (Apr. 05, 2014)
Within the frame of our social understanding, medicine is an art form that transcends the bounds of culture. The Sumerians, the Egyptians,the Indians, the Native Americans all had different practices of medicine that reflected a certain cultural understanding and thought process. My class will focus on a very general, but structured study on Ancient Greek Medicine, from its competitive origins (in particular, its association with magic) to Galenic Medicine. Lastly, we will use this information to meditate on what is "modern medicine".

S22: The Beauty in Biology in Splash Fall 2012 (Oct. 14, 2012)
Discover the beauty of life, learn some basic biology, and come to appreciate the innate order in things