Andrew Whiteman Michigan
In 2007, Andrew Whiteman graduated from Royal Oak High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. He participated in the school's Cross Country and Track teams throughout his tenure at Royal Oak, and in his senior year, he was named co-captain of the Varsity Cross Country team. Andrew Whiteman was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, and he was recognized as the co-valedictorian for his graduating class.
Whiteman chose to move away from his hometown in Michigan and attend Oberlin College in Ohio, where he has received the John Frederick Oberlin Merit Scholarship for the duration of his attendance. There, he has focused his energies studying biology and religion. He has continued to be involved in athletics, running in Oberlin's Track and Cross Country Varsity programs.
Andrew Whiteman's professional experience began while still a high school student in Michigan. For three consecutive summers, he served as a Camp Counselor at the Cranbrook Day Camp in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. At Cranbrook, he was responsible for leading his 11-year-old campers through a series of daily activities designed to build their sense of self-respect and respect for their community. Under his guidance, campers participated in team sports like soccer as well as individualized activities like archery. Additionally, he was trained in basic first aid techniques like CPR and the use of an EpiPen to treat allergy-induced anaphylaxis.
At Oberlin, Whiteman has worked in the laboratory of a biology professor, assisting in research for a number of different studies. He has also completed two internships with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon the completion of his degree in December of 2012, Whiteman aspires to a career in biology.