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Research Assistant

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I work as a Research Assistant with the METS Microbiome Study at Loyola University. So my role clinic visits where I gather information through questionnaire forms and bodily samples. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Illinois with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Psychology. Later, I pursued a Master’s Degree in Public Health through Purdue University Global. So far, I have personally learned, first hand, all the work at goes into helping people in a larger scale. And, realizing that I am being a small part in that big activity makes me feel proud.

Areas of Interest

I am currently involved with the METS Microbiome Research Study. It is an Epidemiological research with focuses on the African American Population and it studies on their risk of developing obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. I am glad to be part of this study and would love to assist it grow and assist the population as it has been so far.


Education
  • BS in Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

What prompted you to pursue your field?

I have loved helping improve people’s lives- especially when it comes to their health. When one’s health is well, their mind and bodies are capable to preform and accomplish a lot effectively. One’s good health is really their wealth. That is a prime reason why I really like working in the public health field. 

What's it like to teach at Parkinson?

The environment at Parkinson School is really enjoyable. Everyone is outgoing, pleasant, and always really to assist you in whatever possible way. There never goes a day by when I have not received a warm smile or a friendly greeting from someone. 

What called you to or attracted you to Loyola?

The diversity is what attracted me to Loyola. I personally feel that a diverse campus is always fair, friendly, open and ready to accept and involve you no matter your race. The comfort level is usually high when diversity is noticed since that does not make you feel like an outsider.