• Class of2022

  • Major, MinorBiology, Business

Gillian’s major in biology and minor in business are preparing her for a future as an oncologist. “Combining concepts from my business classes with my biological studies has opened a door to a deeper understanding of what it means to be a successful doctor,” says Gillian, who is from Queens, N.Y. During the summer of 2020, Gillian conducted research at the University of Maryland as a part of the university’s Nathan Schnaper Internship Program in Translational Cancer Research. Beyond academics, she is involved with a number of organizations on campus, serving as co-vice president of the Biology Club and as secretary for the Black Student Association, and as a member of the Society for Underrepresented Pre-Health Students. She is also a member of the Greyhounds women’s track and field team. Gillian is grateful for the support provided by the Loyola community. “Everyone wants to see you win here,” she says. After she graduates, Gillian is excited to launch her career in health care in Baltimore; she has accepted a position as a research assistant position at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the department of anesthesiology and critical care.

See all Students

Gillian Blackwood
The possibilities for personal growth are endless. Loyola constantly provides students with the tools to succeed in whatever they put their minds to.

Meet Our Students