The Northwestern Medical Discovery Program is a competitive program hosted by Northwestern Medicine to expose its students to the world of healthcare and medicine. I was one of 20 students chosen from Lake County to participate in this program which involved interviews with leaders in medicine and medical students and visits to the Lake Forest Northwestern Hospital and the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago. This program showed me the ins and outs of the medical field an has gotten me excited for the future.
STEAM Scholars is a program led by Brad Schneider, the house representative from my congressional district. I was one of two students to represent my high school in this eye-opening program where we explored STEAM innovations in the community through trips to local areas such as the Chicago Botanical Gardens and the local robotics factory.