Youth Apprentice Ava

When Ava was just seven years old, the number one item on her Christmas wish list was a microscope. This gift sparked her interest in science and research – a passion that hasn’t ceased since.

Ava graduated from a youth apprenticeship program through DeForest High School working as a pre-collegiate researcher studying alongside cancer scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Ava traveled to San Francisco to present cancer research she conducted at Morgridge to world-class researchers and scientists at an international research conference for optics and photonics, called SPIE.

Ava still works in the lab and is pursing a biology degree at UW-Madison. Eventually she would like to become a physician or oncologist.

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