Graduated: Overland High School, Aurora
College: Colorado State University
Career Goal: Physician Assistant
Vera has high hopes of entering the medical field and
working in developing countries around the world.
Facing an extreme lack of resources and deep poverty
during her childhood in Ghana, Vera took care of her
family when her mother worked and supplemented the
family's income collecting and selling charcoal on the
street. Her passion for a career in medicine is driven
by the lack of medical resources she experienced
during this time. Vera immigrated to the U.S. in 2006
and graduated from high school in the top 5% of her
class three years later. As a student at Colorado State University she has continued to serve her community
through Africans United, CSU Key for Haiti, and as a Key Student Ambassador.
Vera and her Greenhouse Scholars
mentors, Rich and Kim Plumridge
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