What AEOP program(s) did you participate in?
Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)
What are you doing now?
I am a first-year at Georgia Tech pursuing a B.S. in Biology, and I am currently conducting research on Saccharomyces cerevisiae symbioses. I hope to pursue a career as a physician.
What are the best things about the program(s) in which you participated?
JSHS was an amazing experience because it gave me an opportunity to share my research with my peers and military researchers. In addition, the friends that I met at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) have become some of my closest friends. Meeting like-minded student researchers was an incredible opportunity to not only bond with others but also to discover some of the groundbreaking research being done around the country. Furthermore, traveling around the country to present my research gave me a broader perspective about the impact that I can make with my research in the STEM field.
Why are you excited to be on the AEOP Alumni Leadership Council?
I’m really excited to serve on the council again this year to make an impact on younger students and encourage them to pursue their dreams. AEOP has had a massive impact on my life, and I want to help other students experience the boundless opportunities that are available to them.