"NOT UNTIL WE ARE LOST DO WE BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND OURSELVES"
- Henry David Thoreau
Quiara Hiligh is a senior Biology major with a concentration in Pre-Med and Psychology minor at Morgan State University who aspires to be a pediatric surgeon. In winter 2020, she will be studying in Guatemala to learn about global health and how to make a difference in the world. On her program, Quiara will help provide free health screenings at a community health fair, volunteer in a health clinic, and teach children in elementary schools about health related issues such as hygiene. Upon her return to Baltimore, Quiara wants to give back to the city by involving herself with Baltimore public schools and encouraging others to pursue higher education and step out of their comfort zones by taking advantage of new opportunities. Quiara also wants to team up with the local health board in and give free health screening to the homeless and the people that are not fortunate enough to have medical insurance. She hopes to change the world one step at a time, starting with the city of Baltimore.
Morgan State University
Margaret, a rising senior, is double majoring in Functional Biology of Animals and Spanish Literature. During the winter term of 2020, she will be spending three weeks in Cuenca, Ecuador to learn about their own indigenous culture and language. Being a first generation student and a proud alumni of the nation’s oldest, all-girl, public high school, Western High School, she plans on returning to BCPS and promoting the importance of study abroad programs.
Gabrielle Hatcher is a junior, Fashion Design major and Fashion Merchandising minor at Stevenson University. In Spring 2019, she is headed to Florence, Italy for a semester abroad, primarily studying fashion and immersing herself in the Italian culture. One day, she plans to be an entrepreneur, with her own fashion line and store. Considering that Gabrielle is the first in her family to ever have the opportunity of studying abroad, she hopes to encourage Baltimore's youth and young adults to have the courage to step out of their comfort zones and take advantage of new opportunities.
Mikaela a Sociology major with a concentration in Social Justice at Goucher College. She is from Baltimore City and is a first generation college student. This upcoming semester she will be studying abroad in Athens, Greece where she'll also be volunteering with refugee's and sea turtles as a community service. Mikaela wants to give back to Baltimore by involving herself with Baltimore City Public Schools and encouraging others to pursue a higher education like she did. She believes what a lot of high school students need is support and guidance and this is something she wants to help with.