Melanie Sayarath is a high school freshman at St. Johnsbury Academy. She spent her summer gaining valuable first-time work experience by assisting the Biostatistics and Epidemiology office at Dartmouth College with general office tasks, study record maintenance and tracking of study forms and samples. In addition to working on these key tasks, she assisted with research data entry. Her efforts and diligence greatly accelerated the pace of research by keeping day-to-day study management tasks up to date and by providing essential tools and materials to analyze additional data. The people involved with the project were very helpful and appreciative of the work she did to help keep things up to date.
In Melanie's spare time she enjoys playing tennis, hiking with her dog Salem, listening to music, and writing short stories. She is interested in design and journalism, as well as political science as possible future careers.