Alumni Spotlight - Joan E. Steffen '10 | Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Alumni Spotlight – Joan E. Steffen ’10

Joan E. SteffenHometown (Prior to IMSA)

Elgin, IL

What activities were you involved in at IMSA?
  • Swimming
  • Soccer
  • Cheerleading
  • BELLAs
  • Young Democrats
  • Medical Society
  • Junior Statesman of America
Why did you Choose IMSA?

IMSA provided a rigorous and stimulating environment that pushed me to grow intellectually and prepared me for the demands of higher education.

College and Area(s) of Study

Washington University in St. Louis, Anthropology

Current Profession and Company

Student (HLS) (previously researcher on impact of corporate corruption on public health)

Advice to current IMSA students?

Don’t worry about having it all figured out! Sit down and take some time to imagine a range of possible futures for yourself. Chances are that life won’t follow your plans and it helps to realize that, no matter what, you can still find health, happiness and fulfillment in ways you might never have imagined!