Eliana Fassihi’s ’13 interest in becoming a SAL was sparked when she was a freshmen. Although not an option anymore, Hospital and Healthcare was a rotation focused on health, wellness, and the medical world. Eliana is very focused on medicine and wants to major in medicine. So, while applying to be a SAL, she decided to lead Care and Concern for the Elderly wanting to use her interest and knowledge of medicine and care for the sick to teach freshmen about one of the most fragile stages of life. Although her interest does not match up exactly with her rotation Eliana was able to contribute a unique spin to a large and important topic.
What was your favorite Social Action rotation freshmen year?
“My favorite rotation freshman year was definitely the Hospital and Healthcare Rotation which unfortunately doesn’t exist anymore, probably because I’ve always been into Medicine and I think it’s really cool to talk about that kind of stuff! Plus we watched (an appropriate) clip from Grey’s Anatomy which I loved!”
Why did you choose to lead Care and Concern for the Elderly?
“I chose to lead Care and Concern for the Elderly because like I said I’m really into the Medical stuff so it seemed like the best rotation to bring medicine to the fore front and it would still be relevant.”
What’s the hardest part about being a SAL?
“The hardest part about being a sal for me would probably be just having patience. It’s so weird being on the other side of a classroom setting and through this whole process I’ve gained so much respect for teachers.”
Is it true that the SALs are like a cult?
“Honestly I guess the SALs are a “cult”, but minus all the creepy connotations that come along with that. Instead of long black robes, on Wednesdays we wear pink. But on a more serious note the SALs are actually a tight knit group and I’m honored to be one of them. They are probably the coolest 5 girls I’ve ever met and I love how close we’ve gotten as a group.”