Scholar Spotlight: Nia

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Congratulations to Nia, our Class of 2019 awardee of the Dr. David A. Link Scholarship for the Health Professions, who is enrolled at Tufts University, where she’ll be studying biomedical engineering with the goal of becoming a research scientist: 

“My career goal is to cure diseases and improve human conditions using engineering and science through drug development research.  I plan to actively work towards changing the current state of inequality in access and availability of life saving drugs.  Differences in wealth or class should not be the difference between life and death.  Another underlying goal I have in working in research and becoming a scientist is to diversify the scientific fields and careers.  I want to not only lead in the innovation of drugs and contribute to a diverse work space and lab but be a leader and example for younger minority scientists.”