Erin discovered IMACS in second grade and went on to excel in Math Enrichment as well as university-level courses in Computer Science and Mathematical Logic. With a 35 on the ACT, 1540 on the SAT, and AP International Diploma, Erin graduated high school summa cum laude and was honored as a National Merit Finalist and National AP Scholar.
As a third-year college student, Erin presented undergraduate-led research at a major Pacific Rim conference on global urban health. She has already been awarded two grants and is actively involved in research projects on segmentation of micro-CT scans of lemur bones, aging and Alzheimer’s, and genetics of plant dispersal mechanisms.
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced IMACS to reinvent itself, Erin joined IMACS as a systems tester and played a crucial role in its successful conversion to live, online classes. In addition to serving as the Director of the International Shadowing Program at her university’s Pre-Med Club, Erin is Head Teacher for Beginner Learners of Medical English, a program for doctors in Kunshan, China.
Erin will earn her B.S. degree from the Duke Kunshan University and Duke University Dual-Degree Program where she was awarded a Foundation Scholarship. She is majoring in Global Health and Biology and plans to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. followed by a career in clinical research.
Here is what Erin said about how IMACS expanded her critical thinking and problem solving skills beyond mathematics and computer science:
The thought processes that I developed at IMACS expand beyond mathematics and computer science. Critical thinking, situational analysis, and tenacity in problem solving are skills that propelled me through college-level classes and professional environments to boundless opportunities.