Merced College’s STEM Student of the Month is a Golden Valley High School graduate with a career goal of attending medical school to become a pediatrician or general practitioner.
Mikayla Whitfield is the first student to be recognized for this award by the College’s Science, Math & Engineering faculty, according to instructional Dean Dr. Doug Kain.
“Mikayla is a great choice for our first STEM Student of the Month,” Dr. Kain said. “She maintains high grades in her classes, despite a hectic schedule and volunteer activities.”
Whitfield is in her final semester at Merced College with plans to transfer to CSU Stanislaus in the fall as a Biology major. Currently, she is the president of the Pre-Medical Club on campus.
In addition to her other community volunteer activities, she has been involved with Relay for Life and Loaves and Fishes, a program that feeds the homeless.