2014 Pedrozzi Scholar Aubrianna Decker, now a Ph.D. student at Columbia, recently shared an update with the Pedrozzi Foundation:

“Many thanks to the Pedrozzi Foundation for supporting my undergraduate studies and those of so many other local students. In 2018, I finished my Bachelors degree at UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cellular Biology with an emphasis in Biochemistry, and in the Fall of 2018, I began a PhD program at Columbia University in the Biological Sciences Department. I am researching mechanisms of regulated cell death with a focus on liver cancer and have immensely enjoyed Teacher-Assisting for the undergraduate Biochemistry course this semester. I am a board member of Women in Science at Columbia and have founded a local STEM outreach program called STEM Starters to create free science and tech workshops to kids in the local Harlem community. Thank you for alleviating some of the financial strain of higher education and investing in young people’s futures.”

While it is always exciting to hear that a scholarship has positively impacted the student who received the funds, we are always amazed by the Pedrozzi Scholars who utilize their education to make a difference in the lives of others. Aubrianna is making a difference in the lives of so many.

We know Aubrianna will continue to contribute to society through her work and volunteer efforts, and we are looking forward to what else is in the future for her.

-January 2020