Savana Beckam Pate

Savana Beckam Pate

Savana Beckham Pate ‘21 started at Miami at 15 years old as a CCP student. She was home schooled from 2nd grade all the way until attending Miami at 15. She struggled her entire young life with dyslexia, ADHD, and time management. Homeschooling allowed her to thrive and flourish, and her success contributed to her acceptance into the CCP program. As a student, she visited the Tutoring & Learning Center to receive tutoring in classes like Biology, Math, and English, which helped teach her study skills, raise her grades, and develop her writing process. In one particularly influential experience, she worked closely with one of our writing tutors to develop her scholarship essay, which she was later awarded! Today, she is still attending Miami as a full time student, having graduated high school with 39 college credit hours, worth an entire year of full time college classes. Her major is Applied Biology with a focus on Environmental Science. She now enjoys academics to no end and is excited to be delving into the sciences. Along with pursuing Applied Biology at Miami, she works at the Conservatory at Miami Hamilton. She says, “my career goals are simple compared to my broad and overflowing academic goals. I only hope to be close with nature, and to work with wildlife in a positive and change-invoking way.”