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UA Junior Studying With Brown University, Centers for Disease Control

UA Junior Studying With Brown University, Centers for Disease Control

Ashley Larkins is proving that a little determination goes a long way. The Union Academy junior was recently accepted to Brown University’s Pre-College Summer Program, where she will take a week-long course at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta called Disease Control: Biotechnology versus Microbes.

This amazing opportunity didn’t just fall into her lap. Larkins is going above and beyond to make sure she is as prepared for college as possible. Since the summer, she reached out to and met with the head of the Genetics Department at Clemson, the head of Biology at Duke and the head of Genetics at N.C. State.

She’s also been in contact with the head of Biology and Genetics at UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, Furman, and Wingate to find out what they are looking for in an applicant, which helped her decide which classes she needs to take her senior year at UA.

Ashley, we applaud your proactive approach to making your dreams a reality. We know you will go far no matter what you decide to do.