Ariel Casner '15

Meet Ariel Casner, class of 2015.  Ariel is a Molecular Biology major in the College of Science and Mathematics.  Her dream is to become a doctor helping children who have suffered head and facial trauma.  Montclair State is proud to call Ariel a Red Hawk!

I'm Ariel Casner and I am a Red Hawk.

I chose Montclair State because it is an ideal fit for me. As a commuter I can stay connected with family and friends from home. Plus, I am very active in various organizations on campus, like the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, where I am the Executive Vice President.

I also have a scholarship from the University thanks to my strong SAT scores and a high GPA in high school. As a Molecular Biology major with a minor in Chemistry I am currently involved in my own animal behavior research in the Science Honors Innovation Program.

I'm hoping to have my research published before graduation. I've had the opportunity to present my research not only to faculty, but also to some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in our area.

After Montclair State I plan to attend medical school and eventually perform reconstructive plastic surgery specializing in Pediatric Cranial Facial Reconstruction.

Being at Montclair State has also been advantageous for my career path. Centrally located in Northern New Jersey I am in easy reach of some of the world's best medical institutions.

Montclair State offers a great experience for everybody, whether they are interested in business, musical theatre, education, or medicine - like me. All in all, I am happy to be a Red Hawk.