Krystal earned a $12,000 scholarship (per year for FIVE years) to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where she'll study to become a physician's assistant. When she finishes the program, she'll have a master's degree and will be ready to get to work.
"I want to work in a hospital for a few years before deciding whether to specialize in a certain area," said Krystal, who is also a senior at Red Mountain High School.
Krystal credits EVIT with giving her an edge up over other applicants to RIT. "I honestly think (attending EVIT) is the only thing that set me ahead of everyone else," she said.
She talked to other applicants who had many hours of internship experience, but she found her experience at EVIT - which involves direct patient care - to be far more valuable. Instead of just watching, she gets true hands-on experience, helping patients and making a difference.
Congrats, Krystal! We can't wait to hear about all your future successes!