Our Stories: Swarna, Scholar (2011)

Swarna is a young woman who immigrated from India on her own initiative at age 15 to pursue a better education. A national karate champion and award-winning humorist, she has taken 11 college-level math and science classes at her Virginia high school, earned perfect scores on the AP Calculus and Chemistry exams as a junior, and obtained a competitive internship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

This Fred Wang Memorial Scholar will study engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University.