Immunologist, quality assurance and regulatory affairs professional Angela Lee Foreman’s Letter to her 7-year-old self

Dr. Angela Lee Foreman is currently a managing partner at Sapphire Executives and Research Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. She received her B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from UC Davis, and her Ph.D. in Immunology from Davis’ School of Medicine. She has been a strong voice for creating opportunities for and removing barriers to participation in science and engineering.


Dear 7-year-old Angela,

Perseverance is very important, no matter the disability. So you can’t hear, see or walk, but you CAN do it! Stop letting your own thoughts and emotions tell you otherwise. If you do, then your own thoughts or emotions are the actual disability. I know you’re deaf, but you’re much more capable than you think,and can contribute tons. Keep your eyes on the goal.


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