Two years into college, Alexis Wren’s plan was to finish her chemistry degree, continue to medical school and one day land a high-paying job as a physician.
So she wasn’t expecting a summer internship tutoring Burke County High School students in science to change her mind.
But over several weeks of helping teenagers get caught up at summer school, Wren realized she could work in a field she enjoyed while being able to help others.
“Medicine just felt so distant,” she said. “But the one-on-one interaction with students and getting to know them and getting to see how you can have an impact on their lives was rewarding.”