Category Archives: Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program

Science for the People

College was a very eye-opening and mind-blowing experience for me. In grade school I feel like I learnt the same things over and over again, only in a little more depth and a bit more complexity each year. My appetite … Continue reading

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Reflections: Part 1

You’ve now been working through the Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program for 11 weeks! You’ve met with Fellowship Advisors, drafted proposals and personal statements, and worked with your academic advisors and mentors to improve your work. To Subgroups 1 and 3: … Continue reading

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Tissue Engineering: Round 2

My interest in tissue engineering started about eight years ago, when I spent the summer in a lab that was working on vascular engineering using different types of stem cells to create different types of blood vessels. The concept of … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

What makes me an idea candidate for my funder’s fellowship is my commitment to diversity. My experience being of a mixed race and working class background as informed me, holistically. I understand hybridity at its core; I know how complicated … Continue reading

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150% Excellent

I was lucky to be born in an open-minded family that treats girls as equal to boys, possibly better than boys. I earned good grades all the way from elementary school to college. One of my father’s friends even jokingly explained … Continue reading

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Who Are You? Part 2

Last week, half of our summer bloggers told us about themselves as a way to think about crafting a personal statement. This week, Subgroups 2 and 4 will revisit their introductions and tell us who they are. As a friendly … Continue reading

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TIME magazine

Sometime during early middle school my parents had signed me up for a subscription of TIME magazine. I would look over the magazines, pictures mainly, and would toss them in my bookshelf. There was one issue that stood out to … Continue reading

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What Drives Me

My passion for my research stems from my own life experiences. I grew up in a dysfunctional home, during which time I found refuge in my studies and developed a love for science. My drive to continue my education has … Continue reading

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Who Are You?

I’ve had experiences that have opened my mind to appreciate linguistic and cultural diversity. Having lived in a small town my whole life, my world view greatly expanded when I took a trip abroad with my classmates in seventh grade. … Continue reading

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Little Foot

I am passionate about pursuing clinical research. I have worked in several labs now that focus a lot on the general science and mechanism but not being able to see the results of your work tends to take its toil. … Continue reading

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