Tyler Lichtenberg’s theme song, if he could choose, would be “Off to See the World” by Lukas Graham because he loves to travel. A fun fact about Tyler is that he has completed the Marine Corps Marathon.
Coming to Richmond from Chantilly, Virginia, Tyler chose VCU because of its prestigious nursing program and closeness to his home. VCU’s focus on diversity and urban location also drew him to the university where he ultimately enrolled as a nursing student.
With diversity being one of the factors that brought Tyler to VCU, he has seen diversity and inclusion best displayed through the Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care course (IPEC) which is more focused on realistic exemplars.
Tyler became an SCIE Ambassador in the hopes of improving his leadership abilities. By the end of the year, he’d like to learn how to better motivate others, how to measure the success of implementing change, and how to better communication verbally and non-verbally with others.
As to advice for first-time health sciences students, Tyler advises that looking for help when it’s needed is key.
“Learn about all the support that is provided to health sciences students and work to better include other professions in your studies and activities,” Tyler said. “Because in reality, all health care providers work together.”
Tyler Lichtenberg is part of the 2018 – 2019 SCIE Ambassador Cohort.