Alena Analeigh, a 13 years African American has made history as the youngest black girl to ever be accepted into medical school.
Just a year ago, she graduated from high school and she is now ready to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine.
Alena had earlier finished a two and a half years full course at Arizona State University and Oakwood University respectively within one year.
Also, a successful entrepreneur, having founded the Brown STEM Girl Foundation, which focuses on getting more young girls of color into science, technology, engineering, and math.
She told 12 News: “I really want to leave my mark on the world. And lead a group of girls that know what they can do. I want to inspire the girls. I want them to see that there are no limits”.
Alena’s initial dream was to work for NASA someday and after she got accepted to ASU’s engineering program when she was 12 years old.
She took a course in engineering and discovered this wasn’t for her so she left although she has had a passion for volunteering, and engaging with the world.
She then decided to go into healthcare focusing on (viral immunology), which will enable her to help people find cures for viruses.
To celebrate her achievement, Alena took to her Instagram account and express her gratitude to her mother who had supported her all through
She wrote: “Statistics would have said I never would have made it. A little black girl was adopted from Fontana California.
I’ve worked so hard to reach my goals and live my dreams. Mama, I made it. I couldn’t have done it without you,” she wrote in part.”