The Simpson University Experience - Leanne Davis
"I was encouraged to use my inquisitive nature to pursue questions about the world around me as well as have my eyes opened to questions I never knew existed,” she said. “It is so fulfilling to be able to use my hands and literally work through an experiment or problem."
— Leanne Davis, biology major, class of 2015
Leanne Davis graduated from Simpson University in 2015 with a bachelor of science in biology. She is pursing her teaching credential and master’s in education through Simpson’s School of Education in hopes of becoming a middle or high school science teacher.
“My education at Simpson was a well-rounded one that forced me to grow and challenged me in ways I never thought would be possible,” she said. “I was given a way to approach the secular world from a Christian viewpoint which will be beneficial for my future teaching career and as a Christian scientist.”
According to Leanne, one of the unique features of Simpson’s biology program was the professors who were willing to invest time in their students’ lives.
“By being able to know your professors and have them know you, an unlimited amount of doors are opened,” she said. “They are aware of your interests and aspirations, enabling them to give you research opportunities you are interested in, as well as, being your advocate for everything you want to achieve.”
Leanne also enjoyed the hands-on experience she received in the biology program.
“I was encouraged to use my inquisitive nature to pursue questions about the world around me as well as have my eyes opened to questions I never knew existed,” she said. “It is so fulfilling to be able to use my hands and literally work through an experiment or problem.”
Leanne received financial aid to attend Simpson, including the President’s Scholarship, which covered 100% of her tuition. She is grateful for those who choose to help financially support Simpson students.
“Students at Simpson go on to be researchers, teachers, missionaries, pastors, and much more,” she said. “Supporting students who are going into the world with a Christian background is invaluable. It is a way to take part in their future ministries and help change the lives that they are going to change.”