Biography

An AP Scholar, valedictorian, and the first Wells Scholar from Brown County High School, Corina was co-founder and president of the Youth Education Community Team and co-president of the Spanish Honor Society. She oversaw the Peer Mentoring Team and worked on projects that served special needs students. A member of the Student Athlete Leadership Team, she was named Most Valuable Defensive Player on the varsity soccer team and played varsity tennis as well. She holds the black belt in Tenshi Goju Kai Karate and developed a self-defense class for women at a domestic violence shelter. A member of Interact Club, she volunteered for organizations in the community and was a leader in 4-H as well as Homecoming Queen. After a family member faced difficult medical circumstances, Corina sought to learn how new knowledge is discovered and accepted by the scientific community. Through IU’s Project Seed internship program, she gained valuable experience as a research assistant in Professor Mary Murphy’s Mind and Identity in Context Lab in the IU Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and earned the opportunity to compete in the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. At IU Corina will participate in the Integrated Freshman Learning Experience and the Science, Technology, and Research Scholars mentored-research programs and plans to study neuroscience and psychology with the goal to become a pediatric neurologist.

Her favorite quote is “You’ve got what it takes, but it will take everything you’ve got.” (Anonymous)

Corina will hold the Brad Stansberry Scholarship in the Wells Scholars Program.