ST. LOUIS, MO – Cori DeSanto, daughter of Paula and Anthony DeSanto of Mexico earned a graduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis on May 15. DeSanto graduated with a Doctor of Medicine.
DeSanto was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society, and also received the George F. Gill Prize in Pediatrics.
DeSanto was among the more than 2,800 students who received degrees at the university’s 154th Commencement ceremony, which was held in Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus.
Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, who has directed and produced some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, delivered the Commencement address. Burns also received an honorary doctor of humanities degree from the university.
DeSanto graduated from College of William and Mary in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science with honors in neuroscience.
Washington University is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research, and it draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 120 nations. The total student body is more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.