Name: Ewa Kowalczyk 2023 Student Visionary Spotlight

Class Year: 2023

List the award(s) / scholarship(s) you have received
Dr. Max Cohen Memorial Award for Volunteer Commitment to Community Service

What does receiving this award or scholarship mean to you?
It is an honor to receive this award. Community service has been a large part of my optometric journey. Volunteering has taught me empathy and humility, which I will take with me wherever I work.

What drew you to the field of optometry?
I love eyes and helping people. Optometry is an extremely rewarding profession that combines the two.

What are your plans following graduation?
I plan on working at an OD/MD practice.

What was your most transformative experience during optometry school?
The most transformative experience for me was the SVOSH mission trip to Grenada.

What advice would you give incoming or prospective optometry students?
Remember the ultimate goal- to be the best doctor for your patients.