The 18-year-old resident of Bexley, Ohio, is a graduate of Bexley High School. She will be majoring in archaeology and geology in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S).
“In second grade, most children wanted to be an astronaut or president of the United States. I was the little girl who raised her hand and said, ‘I want to be a forensic archaeological anthropologist,’” says Brownstein, who has attended the prestigious summer camp at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colo.
Brownstein served on her high school’s academic team and was also involved in the National Honor Society, the arts (including awarding-winning vocal performance), cross country and track. Her service activities included staffing elementary school theatre shows and volunteering in her school’s English Resource Center.
She will be joining UC’s University Honors Program for academically talented students. “I’m particularly excited about the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research with UC’s world-renowned archaeologists,” says Brownstein. “I also hope to take advantage of some of the UC faculty-led archaeology digs.”