2013 Scholars

Kohlmetz -clara

Clara Kohlmetz

 

Classification:   Freshman
Graduation Year: 2017
College: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 
Major:  Chemistry
High School: Allen High School
Hometown: Allen, TX

About Me

Hello! My name is Clara Kohlmetz, and along with being an amateur ukulele player, I am a chemistry major with the College of Natural Science and Mathematics. I am also a member of the Honors College. It was during my senior year of high school that I discovered how passionate I am about chemistry, particularly with the influence of my teacher Dr. Leggett. Chemistry was always my favorite class, as odd as that may seem, and I am so excited to continue studying my favorite subject at the University of Houston! Go Coogs!

Campus and Community Involvement

I am a part of the Honors College program HP2 (Honors Program in the Health Professions) and I also plan on joining the Honors College intramural soccer team. In the future, I hope to join one of the many organizations which volunteer in the Houston area.

Awards and Honors

As a senior in high school, I was lucky enough to be selected as a section leader for the flute section of the Allen High School Marching Band. I was also members of both the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. I graduated in the top five percent of my class and was awarded the AP Scholar with Distinction award by College Board both my junior and senior years.

Study Abroad

I am not currently taking any languages, although I did take four years of Spanish. Italy has always been one of my favorite countries to research because of the rich culture and beautiful architecture, so I would love to take some basic Italian classes before spending a summer there to study abroad.

Research

I haven’t really considered research yet, but I would love to do a research project in my field of study to help me gain a better understanding of my major and how different aspects of it can be applied in a real-world setting.

Future Endeavors

I know college is a time of change and self-discovery, so my path could very easily change. For the moment, however, I plan on finishing my chemistry degree and then enrolling in dental college, specializing in orthodontics, and setting up my own practice. I’ve always wanted to have a career where I could help people, but I knew early on that medical school wasn’t the path for me. I am definitely more interested in dentistry, and I still feel like I could really make a difference in people’s lives with my chosen field.