Scholarships at MIT: Carolina Ortega ’21 Savors Every Opportunity

Carolina Ortega
Carolina Ortega

At 13, Carolina Ortega ’21 was one of only three young women participating in her native Colombia’s Mathematics Olympiad. She admired the other two, both high school seniors heading to the International Mathematical Olympiad, and when she heard the following year that both were studying in Massachusetts, “that’s when I discovered there was a place called MIT,” she recalls, laughing. That discovery—and a scholarship—changed the course of Ortega’s life.

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