"The most valuable lessons I have learned so far are that patience is key, uncertainty is okay, and to never lose sight of who you are and where you want to go!"
– Amberlynn Foote, Class of 2021

 A childhood diagnosis of immune deficiency kept me hospital-bound for long periods of time, but also made me passionate about both medicine and philanthropy. I knew that I wanted to return the kindness I received, and help children who suffered from illnesses more severe than mine. At Pace, I am pursuing my passion as a Biology/pre-med major. When I came here, I was captivated by the sense of community despite being in such a large city, and also by the Biology Department, with its newly renovated, state of the art labs and opportunities for students to get involved in research. In fact, the first day of freshman year, my chemistry professor invited me to work with him on his research project.  After graduation, I plan to attend medical school and become a reconstructive plastic surgeon. I currently have my own non-profit organization, which benefits pediatric patients, and would love to be able to provide funding for pro bono surgeries. The most valuable lessons I have learned so far are that patience is key, uncertainty is okay, and to never lose sight of who you are and where you want to go!

 

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