Hello everyone! My name is Yailis Correa and I am a rising junior at Murrell Dobbins CTE High School. My shop is Biotechnology. For the school year 2021-2022, I was president of the Today’s Scholars, Tomorrow’s Leaders (TSTL) Club. In this club, we work alongside various environmentalists and organizations to brainstorm solutions for problems affecting our community and world. Last year, we interviewed the Teen Vax Ambassadors about the COVID-19 vaccine and prepared a video to inform the students in our school and their families about why they should consider being vaccinated. This year’s project was a documentary on gun violence, which, most unfortunately, we did not get to finish. The Biotechnology shop held vaccination clinics in collaboration with the Black Doctors Consortium and vaccinated
I am also a part of the Alumni Student Network Club. This club connects high-achieving students from grades 9-12. It provides us with many opportunities like scholarships, community service hours, and connections with people from all over the city. I just recently became a member of the NSHSS as well! I consider myself an active person and oftentimes if I'm free, I'll just fill up my schedule with work. If I'm not working, I might draw or paint. I like reading a lot as well- especially Science Fiction and Thrillers. I haven't done either of these in a while though.
I found out about TRIP through a Stepping Stones team member and my Biotechnology teacher. After reading through what the program was, I thought it'd help clarify what I'd like to do with my life, as well as give me some decent lab experience. I'd like to develop and refine some lab skills to improve this upcoming school year in the biotechnology lab. One fun fact about me is that I'm fluent in Spanish and English. but I can speak basic Portuguese and Korean as well - although, I have a better comprehension of Portuguese!