Abigail Cameron '20
Abigail grew up in a rough west Kingston neighborhood, a place where education is the basis for success and where getting a quality education is almost unattainable without excelling. A self-described "woman of math", Abigail worked diligently to earn top scores on national exams and to encourage other women in her school and community to pursue mathematics as well.
At Dartmouth, Abigail is excited about the opportunity to be challenged in a new environment, and also to explore subject areas at greater depth, through not only a scientific perspective, but a humanitarian one as well. Concerned with the issues of poverty she witnessed in her youth, she plans to eventually enter politics in Jamaica in order to make a difference in her country.
For Abigail, being named a King Scholar is a privilege whose value is immense: "The fact that I was selected as a King Scholar means that I will have a future, and is a guarantee that I didn't have before." She feels that her Dartmouth experience will be richer and deeper because of this, and hopes she can share this with her fellow students, community, and country.
Internships & Projects: World Justice Project, Washington, D.C