|Brigid Milligan is an unusually talented student who excels in both the world of art and the world of science. Brigid's first book of poetry, "Mi'ja, Never Lend Your Mop...and Other Poems" was recently published by Angela de Hoyos' respected M&A Editions, and was recognized, in manuscript form, by the National Foundation for the Advancement of Arts Talent Search. Her poetry and plays have been published in local and national publications like Pegasus and Cricket, she has presented a scientific research paper to the National Academy of Science in Washington, DC, and she was a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search (formerly known as the Westinghouse.) Brigid's writing shows her deep and abiding appreciation for her Hispanic heritage and her personal commitment to science and social justice. She has been called a "distinct new breed of mestiza Chicana". Poet Marjorie Agosin described Brigid's new book as "a hybrid union of fresh sensuality, intuitive wisdom and and passionate imagination." In high school Brigid was her school?s student body president. She has spent the last two years studying at Wellesley College in Boston, Massachusetts, to which she was offered a full-tuition academic scholarship. During these two years she rowed on the varsity crew team and DJ?ed her own radio talk show. The summer after her first year she helped research for a biography on Emma Teneyuca ? the leader of the famous Texas Pecan Strikes. Likewise, Brigid was the assistant director of a National Endowment of the Humanities conference for teachers entitled, Derrumbando Fronteras ? Breaking Boundaries ? with the purpose of instructing teachers how to incorporate Latino/a Literature into the classroom. Furthermore, Brigid co-translated Marjorie Agosin?s book, ?Angel of Memory?, from Spanish to English. The book, published by Wingspress in 2001, features Brigid?s translation alongside the original Spanish. In 2002 one of the Brigid?s personal essays was accepted for publication in an anthology featuring essays regarding September 11. ?Mend the World? was released on September 11, 2002. Brigid spent the summer of 2002 in Washington, DC, doing research for a non-profit consumer advocacy group called Public Citizen. Her work was used in testimony presented before Congress, and her report on lobbying in the energy industry is expected to be used in the fall of 2002. Brigid will study during the fall semester of 2002 at the Universidad de Cordoba in Spain. She wants to obtain a degree in Public Policy and work in the non-profit sector.