I graduated from Duke in 2009 with a biology and psychology double-major and a chemistry minor. I did a year off working in the Brain Tumor Center at Duke. Now I'm in medical school at THE Ohio State University :) I'm planning on going into Pediatrics, and will start my residency training in the summer of 2014.
While at Duke, my extracurriculars included doing research in olfactory genetics, playing the piano, volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, and participating in the pre-med CAPE (Collegiate Athlete Pre-Medical Experience) program. I was also one of the program directors of FEMMES- Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science. FEMMES is an educational outreach program that encourages 4th-6th grade girls from Durham to explore their potential in STEM fields through hands-on activities at a capstone event and after-school science clubs.
I applied to be a Baldwin Scholar in hopes that I would meet many other motivated and enthusiastic young women who wanted to get the most out of their Duke experience--- and I certainly did! I'm extremely grateful to have been in such an innovative and supportive program that has linked me with amazing women.