Future Leader Working Toward Career As A Neurosurgeon

By CBS Colorado

DENVER (CBS4) – The Future Leaders award is a peek into the amazing worlds of some of the state’s brightest STEM students. Each month during the school year, CBS4 along with its partners at The Colorado School of Mines and PDC Energy, award a high school student who is excelling in science, technology, engineering or math. The winners get $1,000 and a profile on CBS4.

Michelle Perez-Guevara is the winner for June. She graduated valedictorian of her class at KIPP Denver Collegiate High School. She aspires to one-day work in a hospital setting.

“I’ve always been interested in a medical career, and I wanted exposure to the hospital,” Perez-Guevara told CBS4.

She took part in Denver Health’s Medical Career Collaborative, or MC2 program. She spent last summer working in the surgical center at the hospital. She actually was allowed to sit in on some surgeries.

“I not only saw what a doctor got to do but what nurses, what surgical technicians got to do, and I saw so many aspects of the medical field that I never thought I would get exposure to,” Perez-Guevara explained.

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