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Symone Fowler-Canty, C'2018

March 2019

Major: Biology, pre-medical track
School Acceptances:
Southern Illinois University Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program (MEDPREP) and Duke University’s Masters of Biomedical Science Program
Future Aspirations: Symone Fowler-Canty, C'2018, is a student from Chicago, IL. When she came to Spelman College she had aspirations of becoming a physician. With this career goal in mind, she became active with organizations that allowed her to serve her community, as well as, enhance her academic goals such as, FunLab, Insight Initiative, and Health Careers Opportunities Pipeline Preparation Program. She has exercised her leadership capabilities as she served as the Secretary for FunLab and was the Chair of the Health Promotion committee for the “Sweet” Mu Pi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her academic rigor was rewarded with acceptance into honor societies such as Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and Phi Beta Kappa. Fowler-Canty has spent her summers completing neural engineering research at the University of Washington and Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP) at Columbia University. These summer programs solidified her desire to become a health professional. Her next step is to obtain her Masters in Biological Sciences from the Southern Illinois University Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program (MEDPREP). She aspires to become a pediatrician or a dermatologist.
Hobbies: Fowler-Canty enjoys yoga, spending time with family and friends, playing piano, and trying new foods.