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Celia Bartels


Class Of 



Genetic Visions


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

What did you love about YA?

My job and the YA program in general not only taught me so much about the biotech field, but it also connected me to teachers, mentors, and peers that I know I can continue learning from and leaning on for support for the rest of my life. I made many lasting friendships and I know my mentors will be there for me both in the field and in life.

How did YA influence your plans after high school?

The YA program was a great opportunity to try out a real job in the field before I solidified my post-high school plans. The program eased many anxieties that I would have had in spending time and money studying something without experiencing it first.

What do you want others to know about YA?

The YA program not only teaches students technical skills necessary for their careers, but it builds many soft skills such as exploring new things, connecting with peers and mentors, and building confidence. The program helps students learn that they are capable of big things even at a young age.

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