Shelby Roles '15

Shelby Roles 2015

Name: Shelby Roles                                                 

Graduating Class: 2015

Major(s)/Minor(s): Biology, Religion minor

Your Story:  My name is Shelby Roles! I’m from Lakeville, MN. I want to be a doctor because I have had so many privileges and opportunities, and becoming a physician is an excellent way for me to use those gifts to give back to my community! I enjoy playing piano, going on long runs, and Doctor Who. I’m really happy about my decision to attend Gustavus, because I have experienced such a great community here. Without the opportunities I’ve had to learn and serve at Gustavus, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.

Top Five Activities/Experiences: (in no particular order)

  • Pre-health January Career Exploration at River's Edge Hospital
  • Working at Benedictine nursing home
  • Conducting research on campus over the summer
  • Studying piano under Esther Wang, the greatest piano instructor ever!
  • Volunteering at the Mayo Health Systems Emergency room in Mankato


  • Make sure you start preparing early! Get involved, connect with professors, and work hard right when you start college!
  • Minor in something you really enjoy, even if it has nothing to do with medicine or science.
  • Take full advantage of all the opportunities offered here at Gustavus!


Future Plans:

Attending the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, start Fall 2015.

                                                                                                                                                             Updated 7/15/2015 HB