2022 GEP Scholars
Arthur Henderson is a rising senior at Calvin Coolidge Senior High school. Arthur is a member of Coolidge Academy of Health Sciences. Arthur likes to play basketball in his free time. He joined the GEP program because he wanted to be on a college campus and learn about different medical topics to help determine what he wants to pursue. He would like to be a forensic scientist in the future.
Brondone Durand is a recent graduate of Eastern Academy of Health Sciences and is an incoming freshman at George Mason University. Brondone plans to major in Biology and ultimately pursue a career in Obstetrics/Gynecology. He is interested in becoming an OB/GYN because his grandmother was a doctor and inspired him to help others. Brondone is fluent in French and is a fan of soccer, basketball and baseball. Brondone became involved in GEP because he wanted to gain experience in the medical field. A goal of Brondone is to make his future patients happy by assisting them when they are giving birth to their babies. During GEP, Brondone gained the courage to talk to professional doctors and ask them about what drew them to their field.
Isaiah Martin is a rising junior at Eastern Senior High School. He is a part of Eastern’s NAF Academy of Health Sciences. During his sophomore year, he participated in the STEM Program, where he earned scholarship money for college. Isaiah also served his community by participating in the Gardening Club. Isaiah’s favorite classes are History and Chemistry and his hobbies include writing and drawing. In GEP, Isaiah has learned the importance of speaking up for himself. Isaiah is proud to be able to say that he feels more confident in his public speaking. In the future, Isaiah hopes to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Jaedyn Tyree is a rising senior at Jackson-Reed High School. She is part of the biomedical science pathway within the Science/Math/Technology (SCIMATCH) academy at JRHS. She’s involved in the greenhouse club as well as on the soccer team. In her free time, Jaedyn enjoys biking, learning languages, and spending time with her family. In the future, Jaedyn hopes to pursue a career in Pediatrics and/or family medicine. Through the GEP program, Jaedyn has gained more insight into the day to day life of a physician and the skills it takes to be in the field of medicine.
Luisa Vasquez-Cruz is a rising senior at Jackson-Reed High School. She is currently on a biomedical science pathway with the Science/Math/Technology (SCIMATCH) academy at JRHS. In her free time, Luisa enjoys drawing and spending time with her family. In school, she finds math and english to be her favorite courses. In the future, Luisa hopes to pursue a career in Psychology. During the GEP Program, Luisa has learned more about the day-to day life of a physician and the extensive skills it takes to be prepared enough to help others. She has most enjoyed the physician connections and the field trips.
Nathan Bacchus is a rising senior at Calvin Coolidge Senior High School. . He is a charismatic and calm person that almost anyone can get along with. He was presented the opportunity to participate in GEP as a member of his school’s NAF Academy of Health Sciences. He chose to participate in GEPso he could further his interests and future goals in forensic science.
Nathan Fuentes is a rising senior at Calvin Coolidge Senior High School, where he is a member of the NAF Academy of Health Sciences. His favorite classes are History and English. During the GEP program, he learned a lot about what it is to be a doctor and to be in the medical field. He strives to be an EMT and work in Emergency Medicine.
Veronica Duran is a rising junior at Jackson-Reed High School. She is in the SCIMATECH Academy on the Biomedical Pathway. In school she finds her science courses most interesting. In her free time, she likes to draw, paint, dance, and volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank. In the future, Veronica hopes to pursue a higher education and a career in substance abuse rehabilitation or public health. Over the course of GEP, Veronica gained career skills and experience by participating in physician connections, service work, office work, formal presentations, field trips, and hands-on experiences. She has also found a community of support in her mentors, coaches, and supervisors during the GEP program.
Lyric Lunsford is a rising senior at McKinley Technology High School. Her STEM at Tech is Biotechnology. Lyric would like to be a pediatric nurse in the future. During GEP, she learned a lot about the different specialties in the medical field. Lyric also met a lot of different health professionals who gave her knowledge on the challenges of joining the medical field.