Hey guys! My name is Zoe Moreland and I am a rising senior at Cheltenham High School. Besides being STEM-driven, I'm a multi-sport varsity athlete at my school. I play soccer, basketball, and run track. Being a senior, I will be the girl’s varsity soccer captain for the 2019 fall season, which is something I am looking forward to. Leadership and mentoring are very important to me, especially when I have an influence on younger players. Over the course of my high school career, I have been involved in varsity sports, the Environmental Club, the Black Scholars Program, Key Club, the Women in Science and Engineering club, and I will be applying for NHS in the fall.
I have always been interested in science and math, and as I have gotten older I realized my passion for medicine and research. I applied to TRIP Initiative because I want to get hands-on laboratory experience, since my high school labs will be insufficient in my future research endeavors. Additionally, my twin brother did the program last year and had a great time, so I thought it would be beneficial to apply. Even though I put most of my energy into STEM, I also enjoy current history classes in school, since I enjoy being politically aware and am always open for a debate.
As for the future, I will start preparing my applications for college in about a month. I am looking to stay on the east coast (Philly, Boston, DC) mainly because I hate hot weather in other parts of the country and I absolutely need snow during the winter. After college, I want to go to medical school and become either a neurologist or a trauma physician. I took AP Psych and AP Bio over the last two years, which both combined my interests in the brain and how it functions after trauma.
So far, the TRIP Program has been a great experience and I’m looking forward to the rest of this summer.