In an article about her interview with first lady Michelle Obama, prospective student Nene Sy mentioned her plans to attend Gettysburg College in the fall.
From Women in the World:
Nene, who will soon become the first in her family to attend college, turned a family tragedy into inspiration. When she was 11, Nene's mother delivered twins prematurely. Both twins eventually died, but Nene says the time she spent in the hospital watching doctors try to save the babies and help her family inspired her to become a surgeon. Nene, whose favorite subjects are math and science, is headed to Gettysburg College on a full scholarship next fall, and plans to undertake pre-med studies. Both her parents are from Mali; her father is a taxi driver.
“We are so thrilled to accompany Nene to the White House for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet with the First Lady," Tina Brown, founder of the Women in the World Summit said. "Nene’s story highlights the importance of education and her perseverance will be a true inspiration to the thousands of young women watching both in the theater and on LiveStream."