After earning her associate's degree at the Community College of Philadelphia, Amanda Moran is headed to Bryn Mawr this fall to study biology.
Before she arrives, Moran is spending her summer as one of the first lab-tech apprentices in a brand-new program at Philadelphia's Wistar Institute.
From a Newsworks article on the program:
Moran dreams of getting a doctorate in genetics or molecular biology. At one time, that would have seemed like a far reach for the South Philadelphia resident who became financially independent at 18. Her mother died of breast cancer when Moran was 14, and it was difficult for her father to continue providing for the family, let alone save for college.
Read the full article here.