University of Colorado Boulder
Major: Integrated physiology
Career Goal: Pediatric Physician’s Assistant in Surgery
Memberships: National Honors Society, 21 Club, Varsity Softball, Junior Varsity Basketball, Letters to Soldiers, Flood Relief Clean-Up
Morgan is the daughter of Derek Weber, Director of Product Management at Westcon-Comstor in Colorado. She finished her first year at the University of Colorado in Boulder and is studying integrated physiology. She plans on pursuing a career as a pediatric physician assistant in surgery.
Morgan says she acquired her leadership skills on the softball field – from winning, disagreements with umpires, to the excitement of going to state championship, which resulted in three consecutive losses.
“Although the outcome was not what I expected, the life lessons, accomplishments, and leadership opportunities have shaped who I am as a person,” Morgan said. “Leadership is defined as someone who exhibits qualities of guidance, service, trust, and vision. However, a true leader also exhibits qualities of humility and empathy.”
As team captain, the experience encouraged her to lead by example. Her outstanding performance was recognized with the Triple Crown All American softball player award, as well as a number of coaches’ awards. The experience inspired her to help others in the softball community by coaching at a skills camps for kids and mentoring incoming freshman.
While softball was a major part of her life, school remained a priority and influenced her involvement in the National Honor Society, school committees and many other community service projects. In high school, Morgan received academic awards of excellence in biology, English, chemistry, math, anatomy and physiology, to name a few.
“The experience teaching preschoolers at my church not only taught me the importance of patience, but it also showed a passion I have for helping young kids,” she said.
Morgan’s long-term dream includes creating a nonprofit organization that helps others outside the U.S., specifically young children in Ethiopia.
“With my education, life lessons, accomplishments, failures, and challenges, I hope to share what I have learned and address the medical needs of the world around me,” said Morgan.