Just 9 months ago at the start of senior year, Mary was matched with her mentor Nikki, a postdoctoral fellow at MUSC. The pair was matched because of a shared interest in neuroscience, and planned to spend the year focusing on career exploration and the upcoming college application process. As their relationship developed,
neither Nikki nor Mary could possibly imagine the friendship and opportunities the future would hold.
The pair’s commitment and dedication this year has paid off tri-fold: next week, Mary will graduate from North Charleston High School as Salutatorian of her class. Then, come September, Mary will attend Furman University to continue her education in the pair’s shared passion of Neuroscience. Although the school year is over, their friendship is strong and pair plans to keep in touch - Mary will spend the summer interning at MUSC in the same lab where Nikki works to gain her first professional experience. They say good things comes in threes...we couldn’t agree more.
Congratulations, Mary and Nikki on a tremendous year and a bright future!