Victoria Hogan ‘17 came to Susquehanna with one goal in mind and, along the way, found a new passion.
Hogan had planned to pursue a career in biochemistry research, but at the end of her sophomore year, she realized that she truly loved performance and the arts. With the support of her professors, she changed her music minor into a major.
"Personally, it was a challenging time—as a science major, I had a very clear idea of what my career would look like," Hogan says.
"When I finally discovered that music and the arts were my real inspiration, I had no idea what the future would entail. Nevertheless, the faculty and staff supported me and my decision. It was truly one of the most positive experiences I have had during my time here."
The following year, she officially became a music major, and decided to study science as a chemistry minor. She also teaches in the Music Preparatory Program, which provides music lessons to local children and adults, and loves teaching others a subject she is so passionate about.
"As someone working toward a B.A. in music, I can say that one of the most important things I have come to discover is that it is very possible to work with a diverse palette of interests. I have been able to satisfy my love for music and deep appreciation for the sciences while staying active on campus as an RA and participate in various clubs and organizations," says Hogan.