Congratulations to our new additions to the UMichigan Scientista Business Board. The Freshman Representatives for the Class of 2017 are as follows:
Natalie is a current member of the University of Michigan Pre-Medical Club and the the Michigan Biology Academy (M-Bio), a branch of the M-STEM Academies at U-M. Natalie was the founder and president of the Hispanic Student Union at Huron High School. In addition, Natalie served as a Student Leader in Ann Arbor's Neutral Zone S.E.E.D. (Students Educating Each other about Diversity) group. Natalie has volunteered for Guatemala's House of Common Hope and for the Indian Home Builder Project. A violinist for twelve years, Natalie served as the concert mistress of the Ann Arbor Huron Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a former participant of the Michigan Math and Science Scholars program. Natalie has earned numerous awards and recognitions for the research she has conducted in the botanical sciences, including the Pfizer's Young Investigator Award and recognition from the Michigan Botanical Club, the East Michigan Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association, the University of Michigan Chapter of Sigma Xi: the Scientific Research Society, and the American Meteorological Society.
Sheeba is a current member of the University of Michigan Pre-Medical Club, the international co-ed service organization Circle K, and MedLife, a secular, volunteer-run global health organization at U-M. A 2012 AP Scholar with Distinction, Sheeba served as President of the Huron Chapter of Business Professionals of America, the largest academic club at Huron High School. In addition, Sheeba was a member of the Rowing Team and served as Secretary of the Key Club at her high school. Throughout high school, Sheeba volunteered as a research assistant in pathology and opthalmology labs, and earned numerous awards and recognitions for her research. Sheeba earned an honorable mention Grand Award, a First Place Science and Society Award, and a Certification of Recognition from the American Statistics Association for her analysis of pseudogene expression in cancer cells at the 2012-2013 Southeast Michigan Science Fair. Sheeba also earned Second Place in the category of Health and Medicine at the 2013 Michigan Science and Engineering Fair, an affiliation of Intel ISEF, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Sheeba's bioinformatics research on kinases and pancreatic cancer has received recognition from the AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) at their Special Conference in 2012, where she participated in a poster symposium.
Tabassum is involved with SHEI Magazine, Dance Marathon, and Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. During high school, Tabassum co-founded the Tri-City Chapter of CRY (Child Rights and You), led the Muslim Youth of Mid-Michigan organization as its President, and served as Treasurer of the Model United Nations at Heritage High School where she also pursued and earned an IB (International Baccalaureate) diploma. Tabassum has led numerous service endeavors in her community including helping to organize the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event, serving as a hospital volunteer, and tutoring women at a homeless shelter to help them achieve their GED. Tabassum was an active member of the Young Democrats Chapter and the Multicultural Club at her high school as well as the Indian Association of East Central Michigan (IAECM) Youth Group. A lobbyist at the 2012 Michigan Youth in Government Conference, Tabassum was selected for and attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine and the MASC/MAHS State Leadership Conference.
Annie is a member of the Alpha Chi Sigma Profesisonal Chemistry Fraternity at the University of Michigan. During high school, Annie served as President and Secretary of the Newsome High School Chemistry Club and as a Team Leader at A Kid’s Place, a shelter for abused and neglected children. Annie was a member of the National Honor Society, where she served as Captain and Fundraising Organizer of their Relay for Life Team. She was also a member of the Latin Honor Society and the Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society for her outstanding academics in these areas.
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