Our Stories: Michelle, Scholar (2020)

Michelle was born in Alexandria and lives there with her mother, who works as a childcare provider. She worked part-time through most of high school while maintaining outstanding grades and showing leadership in several activities, including the varsity cheer team and student government. She says that her proudest moment is when she became a Certified Medical Assistant. Michelle hopes to become an OB/GYN and is excited about the opportunity to help people who she understands on a cultural level as well as in the healthcare setting.  She will attend the University of Virginia.