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I'm a double major in Microbiology and Spanish with pre-med intentions.  I've done research under Dr. R. Karls and Dr. Quinn in the Infectious Diseases department of UGA.  My project is the creation of a transposon mutant library in Live Vaccine Strain Franciscella tularensis.  F. tularensis is the bacterium that causes tularemia and is considered by the CDC to be a biological threat.  I also did research at the Medical College of Georgia for two summers under Dr. S. Thompson, studying Campylobacter jejuni, the major cause of bacterial food poisoning in the United States.

Other campus activities - Current Community Service Chair of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-medical Honor Society (last year I was Volunteering and Shadowing Chair); UGA Capoeira, Hispanic Student Association
other activities: I volunteer at VistaCare hospice and have been mainly working with Alzheimer's patients.  I also work as a volunteer Medical Spanish Interpreter for Mercy Health Center.
Projected graduation date - May 2009
Plans after college - Attend medical school to become a research physician.  I would like to also do international medical work and possibly work in public health.

Fun facts - I hiked the Andes Mountains in Northwest Argentina. I speak Spanish, French, Portuguese, Western Armenian, and just started studying Arabic.  I'm fluent in Spanish and English.



2004 - 2008 AWIS at UGA

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