Anne Lauer Castro attended the University of Notre Dame, graduating in 2007 with a BA in English and French. After graduation, she participated in an overseas volunteer program for two and a half years, working as a social worker at an orphanage in rural Honduras. After returning to the U.S., Anne attended the University of Chicago for medical school and is now at Duke University for her residency training program in anesthesiology. 

Quote: "Before attending the Badger State Science and Engineering Fair and the ISEF, I had thought of myself as more of a humanities person. However, the experience of working on my own science research project, presenting my work to a receptive audience, and then getting to meet amazing young people from all over the world who were so engaged in science was very empowering and inspiring for me. In many ways, it mentally opened the door to a future in science for me. In college I chose to study both science and the humanities, and ultimately this combination led me to medical school. Looking back, I am so grateful for the opportunity to participate in the BSSEF and ISEF.”