“All my life, I have been deeply passionate about genetics,” he said to an audience of several hundred tuning into Saturday’s University of Missouri–St. Louis Bridge Program Express Scripts Saturday Academy Award Recognition Ceremony as it streamed on YouTube. “Even as a child, hearing about DNA filled my mind with images of a new frontier in my life. I knew that in the future, I would be striving to pursue a career in this field by attending a prestigious and revered college in which I can pursue a major in said field.”
He’s still figuring out where.
But Wright, who served as master of ceremonies for the 35th annual event, knows he has options that wouldn’t have been available to him were it not for the work he did through the Bridge Program over the past four years."