An aspiring neurosurgeon, Perry Nielsen Jr. is an undergraduate student at the University of Florida studying biochemistry and nutritional sciences.
On campus, he stays involved through his research on hospital practices, health outcomes, and quality assurance in the Congenital Heart Center of UF Health Shands and through his participation in several clubs.
With UF Footprints, he volunteers and plays with children in the pediatric immunocompromised unit of Shands in an attempt to improve their hospital experience and give their parents extra rest. As Lieutenant Governor of the Suwannee Division of Florida District of Circle K International, he supervises, leads, and trains all Circle K clubs in Northeast Florida. With Circle K, he has been responsible for planning statewide service projects, including a month-long initiative to combat resource scarcity in Florida.
He is a self-proclaimed lover of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, and during the summer of 2019, he had the opportunity to study both ancient and modern Greek healthcare and volunteer at an Alzheimer’s clinic in Athens, Greece.
In his free time, he likes to watch movies, spend time with his friends, cook, exercise, and drink tea.
Originally from Fort Collins, Colorado, he moved to Gainesville, Florida for college, and has enjoyed the sunny weather ever since.