A Young immigrant woman, Christina Thomas, has been awarded the 2017 GOGO Charters $10,000 Scholarship to help aid her studies as she pursues a degree in genetics. At 18 years old, Thomas has already completed an internship at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia, served as co-president of Kennesaw Mountain’s “Future Healthcare Providers” organization, and graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
During her time at Kennestone, Christiana Thomas played a key role in implementing new hospital protocol to ensure that premature babies have the best possible chance of survival. She was responsible for outlining hospital procedures and performing statistical analyses on which methods yielded the best outcomes, resulting in what is known as the “Golden Hour Initiative.”
Thomas’s hard work and dedication set her apart from over 500 scholarship applicants from all over the USA. Christiana is now a freshwomen at the University of Georgia, where she is pursuing a degree in genetics and is on track for a career in neonatology