Scholar Profiles

Serenity Bennett

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Lutherville-Timonium, MD
High School: The Bryn Mawr School for Girls

I have always known that I wanted to combine my love for science with advocating for others and I found my way to do this through medicine. Medicine will give me the opportunity to serve others and make tangible change in underprivileged communities. In the future, I hope to work as a physician for Doctors Without Borders or another health non-governmental organization. Consequently, I will not just use science for my personal gain, but I will apply it for the advancement of others.

What drew you to the Robertson Program?

I wanted a small and close knit community within college. I found this type of community in a lot of places, but none of them felt like home. Something was missing. After discovering the Robertson program, it became clear to me that the program’s emphasis on personal growth, leadership, and making positive change were the things I needed out of a college atmosphere. The Robertson Program pushes its scholars outside of their comfort zones in order to make them more compassionate. Although there is a heavy focus on intellectual curiosity, the program is so much more than an award for scholastic achievements. This is why I knew it was the perfect community for me. Not only does the Robertson Program allow me to freely pursue my interests, but it also pushes me to become a more effective leader so that I can make a meaningful impact on the world.

Bennet Serenity