Ariel Parker

Ariel Parker

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: Friends Central School
Intended major: Chemistry, biology
Possible career: Scientific research

Ariel attended Friends Central School, an independent, co-educational Quaker day school located outside of the Philadelphia city limits. Ariel plans to major in chemistry and biology. She spent 10th and 11th grade conducting independent research on the effects of bisphenol A (BPA) on drosophila (fly) development and presented her research at the Montgomery County Research Competition and the Delaware Valley Science Fair, where she won medals. Ariel was active in the Black Student Forum, Gay Straight Alliance, and was the founder and president of the French Club. She also played lacrosse and was a varsity cross country runner. Outside of school, she holds the office of Deacon at Bethel Presbyterian Church.