Name: Heather Min 2023 Student Visionary Spotlight

Class Year: 2023

List the award(s) / scholarship(s) you have received
Dr. Mark S. Feder Scholarship for Clinical Excellence in Primary Care

What does receiving this award or scholarship mean to you?
I am both honored and thankful to be given this scholarship. There were many moments in optometry school where I felt inadequate. This scholarship reminded me that not only do I love this field, but I also have what it takes to be in this field.

What are your plans following graduation?
I am really looking forward to working as an optometrist! I can't wait to build relationships with patients through my compassion and care.

What advice would you give incoming or prospective optometry students?
There are going to be many moments where you feel like you don't have what it takes. Don't let those thoughts consume you. Remind yourself that you're not the only one going through the struggles that you’re going through; there are >90 other classmates experiencing it too. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.