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Growing up in Haiti, which is one of the poorest and most dangerous countries in the world, my hope for a better life was an undying hopelessness feeling. For as long I can remember, I have always wanted to become a scientist because I want my life to have a positive impact on my surroundings. But as a kid, I never thought I could ever accomplish such success because resources were scarce. But, my eager to learn was what kept me living by refraining joining a gang or getting depressed like some of my childhood friends did. Instead, I would rather spend time reading on my own due to the fact my father could not afford to send me to school. However, when I did attend school, I used to earn the highest GPA or receive one of the top 3 highest GPA …show more content…
From there, I had the opportunities to participate in an internship at The Miller School of Medicine University of Miami Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics where I analyzed the pattern of mutated Ankyrin repeat domain 11 proteins (ANKRD11) in a cell line, and how the mutation affects the dendrites outgrowth. It was challenging experience for me because we obtained different results from what we expected, but that did not stop me from finishing the research. In fact, I loved it so much that I went to work even on Sundays. Following this internship, at FMU I partake in another research project where we fabricated hydrazone, a novel class of potent antibacterial inhibitors through combinatorial synthesis, and tested their efficacy against several microorganisms. I presented my work at several conferences. However, I transferred to Florida International University (FIU) to obtain my BS in Biomedical engineering to quench my thirst for knowledge in the biological realm. That was also when I decided is to serve my country (USA) in both its professional of armed forces and in the civilian realm by earning my Ph.D. in Biomedical engineering focusing in nanotechnology drug deliverance, while being an officer in the Army. I am simultaneously working toward both

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