Hi! My name is Madison Shelton and I will be a sophomore at Masterman High School. My passion for science, specifically biology, led me to TRIP. As soon as I opened the website for TRIP I was filled with excitement about the possibility of cultivating my interests in STEM. I am fascinated with the seemingly endless possibilities that lie in research and I hope to be able to pursue a career in biology. My first week at TRIP has left me eager to create and carry out my own project, and learn many skills along the way. I have already gained so much from TRIP in just two days- friends, knowledge, and my own vial of old fruit flies!
In school, I am always looking for a new club to join or interest to pursue. In the past year I have tried to learn (though rather unsuccessfully) coding and American Sign Language, and joined my school’s yoga club, feminist club, and philosophy club. I have also been playing the violin for 7 years through my school and I play for their orchestra. My favorite extracurricular, however, is rowing for Philadelphia City Rowing. In my free time I enjoy watching Netflix, babysitting, and listening to music.
I am excited to be a part of TRIP and for all the new experiences to come!