Earlier this year, Ventura College student Bayan Duwaik was selected as a semifinalist for the prestigious Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The scholarship intends to support high-achieving community college students who are transferring to some of the top universities in the country.
Bayan was the only student selected in the Ventura County Community College District to achieve this milestone. We spent some time catching-up with the high-achiever to learn more about her experience at Ventura College and future goals.
Biology, molecular biology to be specific is Bayan’s intended major. The VC Chemistry tutor has plans to get a Ph.D/M.D. degree which would allow her to focus on a unique area of biomedical sciences and practice clinically as well as in the lab focusing on a specific disease.
In addition to being a tutor on campus, Bayan is the treasurer of the Females in STEM at Ventura College which is a club on campus.
Being identified as a semifinalist is, “really humbling” according to Bayan. In the next few months she will be solidifying exciting decisions that get her one step closer to her dreams.