Education has always been a huge part of my life. Being able to have the personal growth I have experienced here and gain confidence is empowering.
Amber Krueger describes herself as a lifelong learner. She enrolled at Virginia Peninsula Community College in 2014 to give college another try after her education at a four-year school ended 10 years ago because of a car accident. "Education has always been a huge part of my life. Being able to have the personal growth I have experienced here and gain confidence is empowering," said Krueger.
A science major, she plans to transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University to seek a bachelor's degree in bioinformatics which involves biology, computer science and statistics. She also wants to also explore genomics and other scientific research through the doctoral level with the aim of becoming a pharmacist.
While the full-time student devotes a lot of time to maintaining a 4.0 grade point average, she also avails herself to campus activities serving as president of the Red Cross Club, vice president of the International Club and Student Government Association senator. She is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society and a part of TRiO, a federally-funded program for students who are either first-generation college students, are low income or have disabilities.