Catherine Skeggs is from Avon, Connecticut and is a graduate of Avon High School and the Greater Hartford Academy of Math and Science. As a participant in the Pre-College Enrichment Program, Catherine conducted research in Dr. Richard Bruno’s lab to develop a procedure that measures the concentration of vitamin E in blood plasma. She has also conducted stem cell research at Central Connecticut State University with the UConn/Aetna High School Research Apprentice Program. Catherine enjoys horseback riding and volunteers as an assistant for a therapeutic riding organization. She is majoring in biomedical engineering because she is inspired by medical advances that change lives and hopes to contribute to such advances in the future.