Javan Whitney-Warner, McCormick ’20, chemical engineering, from Columbia, Missouri, is a QuestBridge, Ryan, and National Merit Scholar. Additionally, she made the dean’s list for two quarters and is an active member of Engineers for a Sustainable World’s Smart Tree Project team. She has two main goals as she pursues her studies in chemical engineering: to save the world through green technology and to improve the livelihoods of people with chronic illnesses through drug development. An important challenge for her is that no one in her family has had the education she now pursues. Further, she has a painful medical condition, but that did not prevent her from taking a significant chemistry exam – an accomplishment she considers one of her greatest while at Northwestern.