Our Stories: Ashlee, Scholar (2016)

Ashlee, whose parents are immigrants from El Salvador, graduated in the top six percent of her high school class and served as captain of the cheerleading team, despite suffering from debilitating migraines. During an internship with a neurologist at Howard County General Hospital, she correctly diagnosed herself with epilepsy. An aspiring physician, she plans to study public health at the University of Maryland–College Park.