California – North, 2016
University: United States Naval Academy
Megan G. Musilli, El Dorado Hills, is a senior at the U.S. Naval Academy, where she majors in Mathematics and is training to become a physician in the Navy. Her research spans the study of traumatic brain injury and MRI scanning techniques at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, satellite tracking at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the concept of genetic algorithms and state machines in data compression at the Naval Academy. Megan has served as squad leader, platoon commander, and regimental commander at the Naval Academy. She earned a scholarship to study abroad at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey, and served in medical and surgical clinics on the U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort in a 2015 humanitarian deployment to Panama and El Salvador. Megan’s varsity women’s crew team won the Division I Patriot League Championships and participated in the NCAA Women’s National Rowing Championships.