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Our Stories 

Striving and Thriving in STEM highlights the stories of historically underrepresented students, faculty, and staff in STEM at VCU . Each week we will feature new stories to inspire us all.  

 

NEW profile this week

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Carmen Camarena

Doctoral Student in Clinical and Translational Medicine with a focus on liver cancer

 

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2021-2022 Profiles

 
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Atuahene Adu-gyamfi

Biology/Pre-Med

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Valerie Contreras

Pre-Clinical Sciences

 
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Angela Gates

Professional Science, Minor in Chemistry

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Henzee Machado

Biology/Pre-Med

 
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Sania Pullen

Pre-Dental Hygiene

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Emily Torres

HPEX Major, Health Sciences Concentration

 

2020-2021 Profiles

 
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Nixon Arauz

Doctoral Student, Social & Behavioral Sciences

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Natalia Chavez

Dental Student

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Wendy Clay

Medical Student

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Dr. Daniel del-Valle Morales

Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology

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Keli Doe

Medical Student

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Dr. Eric Freeman

President & Physician in Chief at Old Dominion Pediatrics

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Nicole Jimenez

Doctoral Student, Microbiology & Immunology and Reproductive Health

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Sam Lewis

Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Aerospace Engineering

 
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Michelle Lopez

Biology and Chemistry

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Alexandra Marrero Quiñones

Doctoral Student, Human & Molecular Genetics, Myotonic Dystrophy

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Chyann Mealy

Master of Public Health Student, Epidemiology

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Manny Perez

Dental Student

 
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Stacey Ruiz

Biology/Pre-Medicine

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Camila Tirado

Psychology, Minor in Sociology

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Elizabeth Torres

Psychology, Minors in Biology & Chemistry

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Vanessa Vergara

Biology/Pre-Dentistry