FOSSI | Meet Morgan Myles: 2021 FOSSI Scholar Attending Spelman College

Meet Morgan Myles: 2021 FOSSI Scholar Attending Spelman College

July 30, 2021

FOSSI: Tell us a bit about yourself

I will be attending Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, this fall as a biology major and comparative women’s studies minor. I am most excited about attending Spelman College for the educational aspect and the cultural experience. While at Spelman, I look forward to studying abroad and working on various scientific research projects. I plan to go to medical school after completing my undergraduate degree.

My career goal is to work in healthcare as a physician and raise awareness of health disparities among underserved and vulnerable communities.

Why is receiving the FOSSI scholarship important for you?

Being a recipient of the FOSSI scholarship means that I’m part of a cohort and community that is passionate about science. I’m grateful to the donors supporting us through this journey and inspiring us to make a difference in the fields of science. My goal is to become a doctor and advocate to improve healthcare access for underserved communities and be a change agent to eliminate health disparities.

Fun facts about Morgan

Gymnastics was a big part of my life for 11 years. Outside of school, I spent most of my childhood and early teens in the gym, training 17-20 hours a week. After leaving gymnastics due to an injury, I realized how gymnastics made a powerful impact on developing life skills transferable to my everyday life. These include discipline, dedication, perseverance, and time management. I continued my passion for gymnastics by becoming a coach and later joining the cheerleading team at my high school. I also worked several years in the children’s ministry at my church as a preschool teacher on Sundays.