Bridges to the Future: A Pathway to Kansas State University: the Journey Continues
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Obdulia Covarrubias (Seward County Community College): May 2015 graduate in Biochemistry. Obdulia pursued her research in the Plant Pathology department, ranked number one in the nation. She received a National Science Foundation Fellowship to pay for graduate school and is currently in her second year in the lab of Dr. Stefan Bossmann as she works toward her Ph.D. in Chemistry.
Jenny Barriga (Dodge City, KS): May 2014 graduate in Chemistry, Jenny completed a year-long post-baccalaureate placement at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) before joining Teach for America. Jenny is a graduate of the Bridges to the Future community college transfer program also sponsored by the NIH. Jenny was also the first Developing Scholar to receive the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Its goal is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Jenny also received a Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship as recognition for her exemplary scholarly work. Jenny is currently teaching high school math at Paul Public Charter School.