Dr. Curt J. Stokes Foundation Recipient
My name is Antonae Wallace and I was born on October 19th, 1996 in Moreno Valley, CA. I currently attend Hawthorne High School. As a child, it has always been my dream to become a doctor. I loved hospitals, the environment, and helping people. I’ve volunteered in hospitals and met lots of people in the medical ﬁeld. As I got older and learned about psychology, I did my research and decided that I wanted to become a Psychiatrist. I desired to study psychology and human behavior, but chose Psychiatry over Psychology because I still desired to fulﬁll my dream of attending medical school as opposed to becoming a therapist. If I decide to change my mind throughout my college career, I will choose to become an Anesthesiologist. This ﬁeld also fascinated me at a young age when I met a Pediatric Anesthesiologist while attending church.
In the fall of 2014, I will be attending University of California, Santa Barbara. After I complete my undergraduate studies, I will decide where I desire to attend medical school. My intended major will be Bio-psychology, which involves both the study of biology and the study of Psychology. Once I accomplish my life-long dream of becoming a medical physician, I will start my own private practice. I will also return to assist my community and encourage other youths to become medical physicians as well with a new scholarship foundation. I believe that it is extremely important to reach out to the community, especially with a shortage of minority doctors. Outside of school, I enjoy playing volleyball, shopping, and going hiking.