What AEOP program(s) did you participate in?

Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS)

What are you doing now?

I am a rising sophomore in high school enrolled in a Science and Technology program, and plan to study Public Health.

What are the best things about the program(s) in which you participated?

The highlight of the program is the enthusiasm and passion that I can see from my mentors. They helped me see how broad STEM is, and how it can apply in our everyday lives through simulated events, and interesting experiments.

Why are you excited to be on the AEOP Alumni Leadership Council?

I love that by being on the AEOP Alumni Leadership Council, I have the ability to share with others what the AEOP programs have shared with me – an opportunity to experience the many creative, and critical thinking aspects of STEM.

Melissa Jones