Hello! My name is Emily Wright, and I'm a rising junior at Harriton High School. A few things about me: I’m an iced tea enthusiast, cat lover, and fan of parliamentary procedure. Some of favorite extracurriculars at Harriton include the Technology Student Association (TSA), an organization that hosts conferences in which students compete in STEM-related events, and my school's theater company, where I participate as a member of the lights department. TSA has become a really significant aspect of my life -- the organization has inspired me to pursue my interests in STEM, and has helped me develop a lot of the academic skills of which I consider my best. I also work as an anchor on my school's weekly news broadcast, and I play the viola and the guitar. When I'm not at school, I’m often writing, listening to/playing music, or eating.
I learned about TRIP Initiative through my anatomy teacher, who recommended the program to my class. Taking anatomy was one of my favorite academic experiences throughout high school, as it helped me develop my interest in biology and medical research. Prior to this summer, I hadn’t had much experience with applying curiosity to design in regards to experiments, and I thought this program would be a great opportunity to apply some of my interest in science and research to a project.
I can’t wait to share the rest of my experiences here in the future!