USciences is a very academic school,” says Justine Brown, '12 “but there are plenty of outlets for creative energies.” And she would know. The Physical Therapy doctoral student learned early how to balance her classroom and creative pursuits. Only halfway through her six-year program, she’d already made a lasting mark on campus. While pursuing her rigorous studies, Brown found time to create the University’s First Step Team, a performing arts group that attracts an impressive number of performers and fans. In addition, she serves as a Residence Hall Advisor and holds down a work-study position in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital’s PT department. Her hard work pays off in a well-rounded university experience, including a scholarship from HSBC Bank.