A 13-year-old girl gains admission to a US university and plans to become a doctor at 18 years old.
Alena Analeigh, a remarkable young lady, entered the University of Alabama Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine at the age of 13, becoming the youngest African-American girl ever admitted to a medical program in the United States.
At the age of 12, Alena Analeigh had already been accepted to Arizona State University in Arizona, where she would be studying engineering. She decided to change her career path after a year of studying engineering to become a doctor.
She attended full-time at Arizona State University and Oakwood University, where she completed two and a half years of engineering coursework in just one year. “I aspire to make a lasting impression on the world. And guide a group of girls who are confident in their abilities,” Alena said.
Her career aspirations last year included becoming an engineer and working for NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. But soon after she developed an interest in biology, another passion took over.
“It actually took one class in engineering, for me to say this is kind of not where I wanted to go,” she said.“I think viral immunology really came from my passion for volunteering and going out there engaging with the world.”
Alena has changed her academic interests before because she is intelligent and capable of handling any situation. She initially intended to pursue a career in astronomy, but she changed her mind after realizing that she loved construction.
But now, at the age of 13, she was accepted into the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine, and at the age of 18, she will graduate as a medical doctor.
When you study in a country like the United States, you have a lot of opportunities and the freedom to fully pursue your passion.
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