Student Spotlight: Rakeyah

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Rakeyah, the CRLS Class of 2018 recipient of the “100 by 100” Cambridge Business Community STEAM Award for Science, now enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, told us:

“Since my childhood in Bangladesh, I have been always dreaming about working in healthcare services or community help programs for a chance to improve health care, especially medicine.  I want to become a biotechnologist to have experiences where I can not only satisfy my great passion for science but also help people have better and healthier lives.  Scientists can now use genetic-editing techniques to correct certain inherited deadly diseases. Without biotechnology, developing medicines or finding cures would be impossible. Through genetic engineering, I want to find breakthrough cures that will prevent a broad set of diseases and save millions of lives.”

Congratulations, Rakeyah!