“In 2015, my baby brother passed away at age 10 from a heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,” she tweeted.
“Six years later, I’ve just submitted my Masters dissertation researching the genetic causes of the same condition.
“I hope you’d be proud of me, Max.”
Ms Schiller posted on Twitter in July to say that she had received a first for her project.
– African American girl takes US National Spelling Bee title
It was the smile and twirls for us! After tying for 370th place in 2019, #Speller133 Zaila Avant-garde wins the 202… https://t.co/4Jv5HPhsun
— Scripps National Spelling Bee (@Scripps National Spelling Bee)
The US Scripps National Spelling Bee crowned its first-ever African American winner in July.
Fourteen-year-old Zaila Avant-garde of HarveyLouisiana became only the second black champion in the American contest’s 96-year history, after Jody-Anne Maxwell of Jamaica in 1998.
A basketball prodigy, Zaila also hopes to play in the WNBA and holds three Guinness world records for dribbling multiple balls simultaneously.
Zaila leaped with excitement after spelling the winning word, “Murraya”, a genus of tropical Asiatic and Australian trees.
– Student who sews sanitary pads for refugees now leads 1,000 volunteers
A student who began sewing reusable sanitary products for refugees during lockdown is now running a global network of 1,000 volunteers.
University of Bristol student Ella Lambert, 21, learned to stitch using YouTube videos during the first national lockdown, and has since launched the Pachamama Project, which aims to end period poverty.
The languages student, from Chelmsford in Essex, set up the not-for-profit group with university friend Oliwia Geisler in August last year.
Ms Lambert had wanted to work in refugee camps abroad in summer 2020, but when coronavirus restrictions forced her to stay at home she started sewing sustainable period products for women instead.
Since then, more than 30,000 patterned pads which come in discreet matching pouches have been made by over 1,000 volunteers in the UK, Germany, Italy, France and the US using donated materials.
She said the project “went from zero to 100” this year after initially making the pads with Miss Geisler and her mother.