Highlights of the Week Focus on alumni: Maria Davenport

Focus on alumni: Maria Davenport

Published on Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 12:15 pm

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“It’s all because of Montessori,” said Maria Davenport, now a Research Scientist at Vanderbilt University, who attended RMS through seventh grade.

“I felt academically prepared for high school. I knew how to independently work on my own, to be self driven and self motivated,” she said.

After attending Trinity High School and Wofford College, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology and sociology which led to her work in a molecular neuropharmacology lab.

As a student who initially struggled with school, she found community in the small environment at RMS.

“Had I gone to a big school, I wouldn’t have liked school. And I know I wouldn’t be where I am. It gave me the motivation to really enjoy learning about history, culture and math. “

While at RMS, she interned at a local veterinary clinic.

“It was the most life-changing event because it completely set me up for any career or job I’ve ever had.”