Ferra Pinnock

“AGS provided me with a rare opportunity to pursue an education that transcended the conventional classroom experience. Whether studying abroad in three different countries, interning in the ER department of Grady Hospital, or founding the first academic quiz team in AGS history, I ventured beyond the lecture hall and learned lessons far more valuable than those written neatly in my high school textbooks. Words cannot fully express the value of an AGS education.”

The 2013 AGS Valedictorian, Ferra majored in chemical engineering at Yale. While in college, she studied in Germany through Boston University’s Dresden Engineering Program. Ferra was on the board of Yale’s Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, where she served as a mentor to high school chapters and a national collegiate liaison for their Women in Science and Engineering Special Interest Group. She was also captain of the Yale women’s club basketball team. Ferra is currently pursuing a PhD in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Cornell. At AGS, she was a member of the National Honor Society, a National Achievement semifinalist, a Circle of Sisters representative, a Student Ambassador, and was named multiple times to the all-region basketball and soccer teams as a Varsity athlete. Ferra took full advantage of the AGS Global Travel Program, traveling to Spain, Costa Rica, and Belize.