Determination and education prove unstoppable

CBS alumna Abygail Andebrhan makes lasting impact after graduating.
February 20, 2023

Abygail Andebrhan graduated in 2022 from the College of Biological Sciences with a degree in genetics, cell biology and development. She currently works in the University of Minnesota System Regeneration Lab using stem cell engineering to replace damaged systems, and is an intern with Hennepin Healthcare’s Emergency Department. She volunteers with the Sickle Cell Foundation of Minnesota and is applying to medical school.

How education led her to the U.S.

I'm originally from Eritrea. We got our independence in the early ’90s after a 30-year war. As a result, many people did not have the opportunity to obtain higher education. My father was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to come study in the United States, right here in Minnesota.

A few years later, the rest of my family and I followed.

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