Growing up in a single-parent home in inner-city Baltimore, Adrienne had the abstract dream of becoming a doctor. She was inspired to pursue medicine after reading a book at eight years old. But when it came time to apply to college, there were no plans for her immediate future. She joined the Army at the age of 17 in order to make her dream a reality.
Adrienne’s time in service was filled with leadership challenges and deployments. The greatest lessons she learned was to lead by example and to meet and exceed standards. She carried these principles with her when she separated in 2013 after 10 years of service. In 2016, she graduated from Augusta University with honors in Cell and Molecular Biology and Chemistry. Adrienne is currently a first year medical student in an MD/PhD program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Adrienne has a strong desire to use her path to help others. She currently mentors middle schoolers attending at-risk schools in Baltimore and has a long term goal of opening a year-round boarding school for youth education, development, and enrichment. Adrienne’s experience as a leader in the military drives her aspiration to make an impact on her community.
Learn more about Adrienne in her Tillman Tuesday Q&A