I’ve wanted to be pediatrician for as long as adults have been asking me “What do you want to be when you grow up, little girl?” I am now a second semester Pre-Medicine freshman at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.
I am a member of the NorthStar STEM Alliance and Minnesota’s Future Medical Leaders organizations. My brain is both overwhelmed and invigorated by the wealth of new information I am learning and new opportunities I am experiencing.
The scholarships I’ve been awarded are helping to chip away at the challenge of paying for college, but the guidance and encouragement I’ve received from the RCM Scholarship Program, has been even more valuable. My mentors’ active participation in my life goes beyond just helping me be a good student.
They are helping me to become a young lady. Whether it’s correcting me about inappropriate attire, helping me prioritize when I feel overwhelmed, teaching me that it’s ok to ask for help or reminding me that I can handle anything that college throws my way. After all, I’m not just any college student – I am a RCM scholar!
I aim to pay it forward by becoming a successful doctor, who provides quality care to her patients and motivates other little girls to pursue a STEM career. In the meantime, I am especially grateful to Rotary for teaching me many lessons early in life.
P.S. I plan to volunteer at the upcoming RCM Scholarship Golf Classic on Monday, June 11th. I hope to see you there!