Adrienne Niederriter, a 2009 graduate of Venango Catholic High School, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Duke University’s Trinity School of Arts and Sciences. Niederriter majored in Evolutionary Anthropology with a minor in Chemistry, and completed a senior thesis entitled In Vivo Modeling for the Genetic Dissection of Craniosynostosis, for which she earned Graduation with Distinction. She was named to the Dean’s List all eight semesters, with three on Dean’s List with Distinction. While at Duke, Niederriter was the recipient of the Middlesworth Award for writing and the Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship, and was named to Sigma Xi International Research Honor Society.
While at Duke, Adrienne also participated in several volunteer projects including Duke Engage Uganda, Cameron Crazies Who Care, and the Emily K Center. She is currently applying to MD/PhD programs and is a research technician at the Center for Human Disease Modeling at Duke University Medical Center. Adrienne is the daughter of Ed and Pam Niederriter of Fryburg and the granddaughter of Ruth Snyder of Lucinda.