The New York Academy of Sciences Magazine
Year One of the Global STEM Alliance's Junior Academy and 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures STEM education programs.
Eighteen-year-old Kehinde Lawal is one of the first generation in her family to apply for college.
As a senior at Medgar Evers College Preparatory School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Lawal took high-school and college courses simultaneously. She participated in multiple extracurricular enrichment programs and planned to pursue a dual BS/MD degree to become an OB-GYN. But when it came to the college application process, she says, “I had completely no idea how to do it. . . .”
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