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My name is Maria Sanchez, past president and current president of the DePaul SACNAS Chapter. I am a senior at DePaul pursuing a major in Health Sciences with a Bioscience concentration. I am first generation Mexican-American and the only woman in my family to pursue a career within medicine. I will be applying to medical school Spring of 2015 and would like to pursue a career in clinical pathology or infectious disease. I love microbiology!
Currently, I work in a medical microbiology lab at DePaul alongside Dr. Joanna Brooke, where we study Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. We study the bacterium's ability to form biofilms and resistance to antibiotics.
I have had several internship experiences and love to help others find their own! I am also a peer health sciences advisor at DePaul, so if you have any questions reach out to me!
Fun fact: I have a DNA tattoo on my right foot!
Joshua Smith, a aspiring future doctor, is a Chicago native who is a premedical biology student at DePaul University Chicago. His greatest professional skills deal with giving back to the community with an understanding of the functional philological body and world. He is developing into a professional with highly regarded knowledge of biological sciences. Joshua is always putting others before himself understanding that before honor comes humility. He believes that his purpose on this earth to to service others. Joshua's work ethic is off the charts while still maintaining a life with balance. Driven with a burning fire from the inside he stays determined to be focused to always improve upon his skills. Joshua is also a quick learner that upholds great standards of value, who does not let anything throw him off course always staying motivated.