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Pioneering outreach program encourages high schoolers
San Francisco Business Times - November 17, 2006
by Kristen Bole
Spencer Brown
Tammy Burns-Bailey, left, gets a tour of Amgen's Fremont facility on her first day of work from Rio Denoga.
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Tammy Burns-Bailey was an honors student at Fremont High School, but college wasn't even an option. The youngest of five children in a blue-collar family, she knew she couldn't afford that. The focus was on getting her high school diploma and getting a job.

Then, in her junior year, she signed up for a program at school that would radically change her future.

'It made me want more out of life and for my life,' she said. 'It opened up a different world that most kids from my school aren't exposed to.'

A decade later, Burns-Bailey not only has a degree from the University of California, Berkeley and eyes on a master's degree, but has also just started a new job as a mid-level quality-control manager at Amgen Inc., the world's largest biotechnology company.

Her success is"

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