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Erika Trejo (Kennesaw Mountain High School, Kennesaw, GA)

“Obstacles are defined in Webster’s dictionary as ‘something that blocks your path’, and indeed, I see them as ‘blocks’, but instead of blocking my path, I use them as building blocks to improve my personal and academic foundation” says our 2015 Alcanzado Un Sueño Scholarship recipient, Erika Trejo of Kennesaw Mountain High School. Erika has faced many obstacles in her family, through numerous illnesses that left her with a desire to peruse a medical career. Her participation in an internship program in the Neuro-Surgical Department at Kennestone Hospital helped to solidify her career goals and enter Georgia Tech to pursue a degree in biochemical engineering with the goal of entering Medical School after college.