Q&A with biochemistry student Madi Madali

Madi Madali is a biochemistry student at WSU.

Biochemistry student Madi Madali has plans to pursue a graduate degree in pharmacy when she graduates this spring. Originally from Seattle, Madi spent a portion of her childhood in Hawaii, where she graduated from Waiakea High School in Hilo. She is following the molecular biology specialization track, which places an emphasis on cell biology and molecular genetics.

How has WSU prepared you for your future?

WSU helped me prepare for my future by providing great opportunities to be involved in my major as well as clubs to meet new people and friends!

What’s your favorite thing about WSU?

My favorite thing about WSU is having the opportunity to work and study in a place with new people who may be interested in totally different fields but come together as one and relate their interests and perspectives to a new idea.

What’s your favorite course you’ve taken at WSU?

My favorite course would have had to be Organic Chemistry II. The challenge is definitely fun, but the application of chemistry to medicine and how it’s constantly changing is so fascinating to me. Professor Joseph was a kind-hearted professor, as well as thorough in his lectures.

What do you hope to do when you graduate? 

My goal is to continue my education for another four years in pharmacy school and a residency for specialty.

Do you have a job or work in a lab or somewhere else?

I currently work in an analytical/physical chemistry lab assisting with conceptualizing protein crystallography.

Do you have any hobbies?

My top three hobbies are leisure reading, all things music (dancing, singing, playing various instruments) and being outside (hiking, swimming, chasing after sunsets/sunrises). My current favorite out of all three would have to be hiking and writing my own music.

What’s a unique fun fact about you?

I have relative perfect pitch when it comes to listening to different songs or a key.