Adriana would not have been able to attend her first choice college, Columbia University, if it weren’t for help from the Scholarship Foundation. Now, she works as a cognitive neuroscientist at UCLA with a long list of honors and awards to her name. Her focus is on teaching and studying adolescent brain development. Specifically, her work examines how changes in brain maturation during adolescence relate to adolescent behavior and decision-making.
When asked what she would tell someone who is considering supporting student scholarships, she says, “The generosity of the donors who helped launch my academic and career trajectory is immeasurable. I am grateful every day for the opportunities I have been exposed to in part because of the Scholarship Foundation.”