My high chemistry exam scores caught the attention of my teacher and she enrolled in a mentorship program in Toronto, Canada. My mentor was a pharmaceutical lab technician. I would meet my mentor, ask questions and discuss plans for the future. This program was very similar to the MIMS program in Oakland, California.
Being a Biochemist, the MIMS program recently paired me with a high school student to share my experience in Diabetes and Cancer Research. Meet Naomi, a Grade 12 student who has a passion for nursing. After the death of her family member as a result of cancer and seeing the quality of care in her native country of Ghana, Naomi is determined to become a nurse to help others. Naomi would be the first nurse in her family. Naomi enrolled in the MIMS program to help her prepare for a career in health care. I met with Naomi to talk to her more about the impact of the MIMS program on her academic life. Watch the video below to hear what she had to say.
Thank you to the MIMS program for connecting me with Naomi. I look forward to witnessing Naomi accomplish her goal in health care. To learn more about the MIMS program visit their site here, http://www.mimscience.org