From the Wards

Melanie Watt Melanie Watt (19 Posts)

Medical Student Editor Emeritus

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport

I am a proud alumnus of Louisiana State University, and yes, I do bleed purple and gold. I’m in the Class of 2018 at LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine. I’ve run one marathon and a few halves – the latter being my favorite distance of the two. I believe in daily ice cream intake. When I’m not studying or running, I’m exploring new workout classes and outdoor adventures, training my large and adorable dog, Gumbeaux, or knitting to keep my fidgety fingers busy.

Her Wardrobe

In high school, I was obsessed with wearing only vintage clothing. After hours of painstakingly searching every clothing rack at Goodwill, I would find a well-worn baseball jersey or an elaborately bejeweled Christmas sweater. I felt a sense of immense pride in reclaiming someone else’s memories — their winning games, their holiday parties – in an attempt to express my “uniqueness”.

Reade Tillman Reade Tillman (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Reade Tillman is an MS3 at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She received a BS in Biology from Azusa Pacific University, where she also played on the women's soccer team. She left with a lot of great memories and few knee surgeries, so now she enjoys retirement by traveling to as many warm beaches as the medical school schedule allows.