2024 CALS Senior Award Recipient: Callie Saric

Headshot of CallieThe CALS Senior Awards for Excellence in Academics, Leadership, and Service recognize students for their scholastic performance, leadership, and service. In addition to their outstanding academic performance, the award recipients demonstrate remarkable records of both campus and community engagement. In 2024, seven students were selected to receive awards, including biochemistry major Callie Saric, who will be attending medical school in the fall.

In addition to her STEM curriculum, Saric completed certificates in disability rights and services and promoting activity for diverse abilities. These courses taught her how to advocate for inclusion in both healthcare and social settings. As co-president of the UW–Madison chapter of Best Buddies, she managed an organization with more than 300 members, fostering friendship for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Saric’s work in two research labs contributed to publications reflecting advancements in vocal health, social epidemiology, and rheumatology. She also served as the vice president of UW Letters of Love, a pediatric medical assistant, a leader in her Greek Orthodox Byzantine Women’s Chant Group, a shadowing intern for myriad specialty physicians, a caregiver for patients with memory disorders, and a literacy tutor through Schools of Hope.

Saric says she has enjoyed her time in Madison immensely, and is grateful for every impactful opportunity that has shaped her on her journey toward medicine.

Learn more about the 2024 CALS Senior Awards recipients.