About Me I was born in Southern California, and wee moved to Utah before moving to Colorado in 2005, and we’ve been here ever since. We started out living down by Chatfield Reservoir, but moved to …
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I was born in Southern California, and we moved to Utah before moving to Colorado in 2005, and we’ve been here ever since. We started out living down by Chatfield Reservoir, but moved to Morrison in 2014.
I’m a senior at Lakewood High School, even though I live in Morrison. It’s not that bad of a drive — just about 20 minutes, and you get a little tour of the highway.
Life at school
I’m in the International Baccalaureate program at the school, and generally like math and science classes, but some of my favorites have been history classes. I’m in an European history class I’m really enjoying, particularly the World War I and World War II era stuff.
I also run cross-country, play soccer, am president of the National Honor Society, and do Key Club at school. Key Club is affiliated with the adult Kiwanis Club, and we work with organizations like the Food Bank of the Rockies, Action Center, and other events at school.
I’ve always enjoyed helping people — it’s fun and fulfilling to be able to help people and see how much difference a high school student can make.
Outside of school I do other volunteer work, like helping with adaptive swim and play at the Ridge Rec Center.
CBS4 Future Leader
This is a STEM scholarship I was nominated for, and I really didn’t expect to win. I get $1,000 scholarship, and had to do a TV interview, which was a little out of my comfort zone.
I believe it’s really important that the gender gap in STEM fields is shortened, and am really proud of all the efforts going on to address it. Since these are such male dominated fields, it’s important to break the stigma that these aren’t jobs that girls can do.
I’m thinking that I want to go into medicine, specifically neurosurgery. So far I’ve applied to 11 schools, which are all over the place — some are in Colorado, a few are in California, and some are on the East Coast. So, I have some decisions to make.
One of my favorite thing about STEM learning is applying textbook knowledge to solving real world problems and applying what we learn to these real situations. I would tell any young girls who are thinking about doing STEM to not listen to naysayers who say they can’t do that. If it’s your goal, be determined and persevere through any obstacles. Don’t let anyone stop you from achieving those goals — it will be hard work, and you may not see the payoffs immediately, but it will pay off because what you’re doing is important and impactful.
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