Demetrious Dowdell


What year did you graduate high school?

What is the name of the school you attended?
Greece Olympia High School, University of Rochester

What are you up to now?
I am currently a PhD student at the University of Rochester for optical engineering and a pathways intern at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

How did you get involved with Liberty Partnerships?
I had a friend who recommended I go there to practice for the SAT.

What are some of your favorite activities/programs that you did through Liberty Partnerships?
I enjoyed exploring the colleges and learning how to apply (since I was a first-generation student).

What advice do you have for current students?
Work as hard as you can to follow your dreams, but don’t lose sight of your mental health.