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Lynnae Edwards

2013 │Bahamas


Why did you choose Georgia Southern?

I was first introduced to Georgia Southern University at a college fair hosted by my high school in Freeport, Bahamas. After speaking with Mr. Ron Jones and hearing about the core values, great programs, student life, diversity and many opportunities Georgia Southern had to offer I fell in love with GS.


What is your favorite Georgia Southern memory?

My favorite Georgia Southern memory would have to be attending the football games. The rush of excitement, school pride, laughs, passion and explosive atmosphere at the games never got old.


What is your current job position and where are you living?

I am currently living in Miami, FL completing my third year of medical school at various hospitals in the city.


What do you love about your job?

I am a part of an incredible team of young physicians and the hands-on experience combined with the clinical skills and knowledge being instilled in us is building a strong foundation for my medical career.


How has your experience at Georgia Southern helped you in your career?

While at Georgia Southern, I was privileged enough to become an International Ambassador which afforded me the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of cultures, facilitated cross-cultural communication and relationships and allowed me to have a global perspective. In addition, it greatly enhanced my interpersonal, leadership and professional skills.This experience equipped me with the tools that have enabled me to find balance and flourish academically, professionally and socially in medical school.


What career advice would you give to current Georgia Southern International students?

I would encourage current Georgia Southern international students to never give up on their dreams or be discouraged by their circumstance because when preparation meets opportunity, great things happen. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

Last updated: 11/29/2016