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About Christine Nguyen

Christine is a third-year student at the University of Central Florida majoring in Biomedical Sciences with minors in Chemistry and Sociology. She has a strong interest in medicine and aspires to become physician. Her extracurricular involvements reflect her interest in medicine: she has shadowed doctors of various specialties including internal medicine; pediatric cardiology, and pediatric emergency medicine; scribed for a pediatric pulmonologist; and volunteers at a local hospital as well as a free clinic. She is also a member of UCF’S Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students and previously served as the Volunteer Director. In addition to her involvement in medicine, Christine has been heavily engaged in research throughout high school and college. As a senior in high school, she spent half of a year in the Biological Sciences Department at the George Washington University studying the role of endosymbionts in the immune function of Drosophila flies. Throughout college, she has continued to develop her skills at a researcher, studying neural tube defects at the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and mitophagy and cell death at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences at UCF. Outside of medicine and research, Christine has a passion for spreading knowledge and fostering an interest in learning in other students. She has worked as an online tutor as well as served on the Tutor Advisory Board for Chegg. Furthermore, she serves as Event Supervisor for the Florida State Science Olympiad, where she writes the test for the  Anatomy and Physiology event and judges 42 high school teams across Florida at the state competition. 


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