Valeria Melo '18 is majoring in Biology and Public Health at Augustana College.
As a first-generation college student, Melo took advantage of every opportunity Augustana had to offer.
While at Augustana, she studied abroad on the medical service-learning trip in Nicaragua, as well as interning at Baylor College of Medicine for the Texas Medical Center Summer Research Internship Program.
Melo says, "Augustana is where I gained the confidence, support, and inspiration to pursue my dreams no matter how big."
After graduation, she is planning to attend medical school.
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