Whitfield - STEM Student of the MonthMerced 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.

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