Chelsea Scott, a current senior, has been heavily involved in medicine, mentorship, and service at William & Mary. As a person of color, Chelsea finds fostering an open line of communication and mentorship with younger students and peers to be essential in opening opportunities. Without mentorship, Chelsea mentions:
“I would not be where I am if it wasn’t for upperclassmen, professors, and support systems I gained my freshman year.”
In addition, growing up as an immigrant and first-generation student, Chelsea finds mentoring underrepresented students to be a major portion of her college experience. In her sophomore year at the College, Chelsea co-founded a student organization called Minorities in Medicine (MIMs), dedicated to increasing the number of minorities pursuing the medical profession.
Chelsea feels, “MIMs has been the one thing I am most proud of and I am so excited to see how it continues to grow.”
In addition to co-founding MIMs, Chelsea was awarded the Hulon-Willis Memorial Scholarship in 2020. The Hulon-Willis Association awards this honor in memory of Hulon Willis M.Ed ’56, the first Black graduate of William & Mary. This honor recognizes students who have made significant contributions to the multicultural community.
Chelsea recalls: “I was extremely honored, and I hope to continue contributing to the underrepresented community in my future steps, post William & Mary.”
Through her journey at William & Mary, graduating is only the beginning. Chelsea hopes to continue on to medical school and continue fostering opportunities for minorities in these spaces.