Victoria Humphrey – Scholar

VictoriaHello everyone! My name is Victoria Humphrey and I’m a 21-year-old senior Ronald A. Hammond Scholar with a double major in biology and religious studies and a minor in chemistry on the pre-medical track. As an inaugural Science Made Sensible undergraduate scholar at the University of Miami, I work closely with Ms. Dugue and the biology department at Miami Southridge High School to formulate educational activities and augment the learning process.

“The proportion of U.S. physicians who are minorities is only 6 percent — the same proportion as a century ago… there’s something wrong with that.” Not only do I concur with Regina Benjamin’s powerful statement, but through the Science Made Sensible program as well as my personal ambitions, I hope to implement change regarding this evident disparity as well as rise above the discrepancy. In the future, I aspire to become a renowned physician and hope to one day inspire those similar to myself, those who have traditionally been underrepresented in the field of medicine, to pursue a career in the sciences.

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