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So Cal
Huntington Beach, CA United States
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Shannon graduated Queen's University Belfast with a degree (BsC hons) in biomedical science in 2013. While at Queen's Shannon was biomedical society president, student rep, and completed her dissertation in the QUB Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology. Shortly after, she attended Georgetown University for a postbaccalaureate pre-medical program. At Georgetown Shannon attended her first VIDA trip to Guatemala, and is now a campus coordinator for VIDA. Shannon enjoys nerding out to science journals and being blonde. She hopes to incorporate her love of research into a medical career.

Marjan graduated University of California, Irvine with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences in 2012.  She recently earned her Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences, working with & mentoring over 60 undergraduates, both in the lab and in their coursework.  She is also a coordinator for the Irvine Clinical Experience program at the UCI Medical Center, and is a first-time VIDA volunteer. Marjan plans to specialize in pediatric oncology.  In her spare time, she enjoys practicing & teaching yoga. She likes being active & traveling. Most of all, she enjoys reading about Stephen Hawking & in an alternate life would have pursued cosmology.

Sujay graduated from University of California, Irvine with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Economics in 2014. He is currently pursuing a joint MD/MBA program and seeks to go into the Health Care Administration, On his spare time, he enjoys nature, playing sports, and being in new and interesting situations. Currently, Sujay is a clinical care extender at Hoag Hospital, and is volunteering at Lestonnac Free Clinic. His dream is to eventually incorporate health care and microfinance together in a single clinic.

Harpreet graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and in Biochemistry in 2012. Shortly after, he taught at Chapman and worked as an EMT. He is an instructor with Kaplan Test Prep and is a first-time VIDA volunteer. He enjoys science, art, the outdoors and Netflix in his free time.


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3% Raised of $10,000 Goal