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A.J. Warr

Tell us about yourself.

I love to play ultimate Frisbee barefoot on the Quad every Sunday afternoon. It is one of the best stress relievers at Wake Forest.

How have you changed the last four years?

The most dramatic change I underwent happened when I took a semester off during my junior year and went to Haiti to work in a rural medical clinic. The suffering and injustice I witnessed in Haiti forever changed how I view the world. I knew immediately after my time in Haiti that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine, and as soon as I got back to Wake Forest I started pre-med coursework.

What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation I’ll be going back down to Haiti for a few weeks before I come back to the states to take the MCAT and start the application process for medical school.

What was your most meaningful extracurricular experience?

Wake Saturdays — a lunch for low-income folks in downtown Winston-Salem. The community downtown has been an incredible source of wisdom, knowledge and love throughout my time with them. The students who lead Wake Saturdays are a constant inspiration to me and a witness to selfless service of others.

What was your most interesting summer work?

During the summer after my sophomore year, I participated in an internship with the Orphanos Foundation in Honduras, working with missionaries in the capital city. I assisted with a hunger-relief program for workers at the city dump and with a ministry at the juvenile prison for teenage boys, among various other projects. This internship was quite humbling and taught me a lot about the need for humility in serving others.

What’s your favorite memory of the last four years?

My favorite memory is the time I’ve spent living with my roommates Leek and Shin. We’ve had a lot of good times and I never would have made it through my years at Wake Forest or become the person I am today without them. I will be indebted to them always.