Hello! My name is Patrick Kollman, and I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I attended the University of Notre Dame with a major in Biology and a minor in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE). In my free time, I love to play music, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with friends and family. Throughout college I was involved in various musical groups, playing saxophone in the Notre Dame marching band, jazz bands, concert bands, and more. Outside of music, I enjoyed being engaged with my dorm community, biology research, and other groups relating to faith and music. I also was involved with Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns, through which I participated in a Summer Service Learning Project and two spring-break service seminars. Ultimately, these experiences of service grounded in faith and reflection are what led me to BSVM, which emphasizes spiritual growth through service and intentional living.
This upcoming year, I am looking forward to growing in faith and service with the BSVM community, reflecting on our experiences and developing habits of simple and intentional living. I am also excited to learn about medicine for underserved communities at my placement at Richmond Community Hospital as I prepare for a career in medicine. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and serve with my community in Richmond, VA this year.