Office of Access & Academic Enrichment

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Student Profile

Lauren Prosper

Name: Lauren Prosper

Year: Senior at Albany High School

Focus of Study: Anthropology

Associated with which Program: The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)

Accomplishment or Achievements:Acceptance into Drexel University’s Pre-Med program

In a few words, explain what the program means to you:

My name is Lauren Prosper. I am a senior at Albany High School in Albany, New York and I will be graduating in June 2014. I have been attending The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) since ninth grade. STEP has made me much more comfortable transitioning to college. Being on college campuses and talking to college students has helped me feel more comfortable as I am about to head to college. I visited many colleges and science museums, attended science fairs and competitions and participated in several educational programs. In the summer of 2013, I was 1 of 10 high school students to participate in a research internship program at Albany College of Pharmacy where I studied ‘The Effect of Coagulation and Tissue Factor on Pancreatic Cancer Cells. After being accepted into over 10 schools, I have made my final decision. I will be attending Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and will major in Anthropology while taking pre-medical school classes. STEP helped mold me into the person I am today and helped me gain many new experiences along the way.

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