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Hello everyone! My name is Alyssa, and I’m a 3rd year biology major with a pre-professional goal of dentistry. In addition to being a student leader, I’m also a mentor & research fellow for UIC’s L@S GANAS department. When I’m not in class, I’m involved with both the Pre-Dental Club and Tabletop Gaming Club. In my free time, I enjoy searching for different restaurants & cafes to try (I’m a bit of a self-proclaimed foodie). Hope you all enjoy your online BCQ experience!
Hi, my name is Ang and I am a junior, majoring in Neuroscience at UIC! I hope to be a future physician in an underserved community. I’m an RA in the Addiction Research Treatment (ART) lab, which has sparked an interest in learning about addiction/trauma as a public health issue. I enjoy dancing, binge watching TV Shows and hanging out with my friends. I am super excited to be a BCQ Leader this year.
Hi everyone! I am currently a third year Biology major and Psychology minor, on the Pre-PA track. I currently work part time as an EMT, and previously worked as a research assistant in the cognitive psychology department, so let me know if you have any questions about my experiences. Biology has always fascinated me, especially pertaining to animals and how they behave in their habitats (basically an animal lover). However, when I am not at school or work, you can find me at the gym lifting weights, playing videogames, or hanging out with my cats.
Hello there, my name is Othman Ibrahim, but my friends call me Oats. I am a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In terms of my undergraduate studies, I am currently pursuing a major in Biological Sciences and potentially a minor in Economics. I am on the pre-medical track but more specifically, I would like to become a physician of emergency medicine. I hope to be able to help my students find their passion the way BCQ did for me.
Hi! My name is Payal and I am an international student from Ghana. I am a Neuroscience major and have always been passionate about cognitive neuroscience in particular and how it pertains to child development. I was once debating the pre-med track, but I decided not to go that route for several reasons including this course, which showed me that the life sciences aren’t only limited to healthcare! In my free time I love taking naps, trying out new recipes and watching Ted Talks. This is my first semester as a student leader, and I hope you love and learn from this course as much as I did!
Hey everyone! My name is Zenab and I am current third year on the pre-med track, majoring in Biology and minoring in Arabic. This is my fourth semester with BCQ and I have loved every second of it so far. My future goal is to become an OBGYN one day and work for doctors without borders! I love to meet new people and try new things, so if you ever see me around campus feel free to talk to me!
Howdy! My name is Dayla and I am a second year student at UIC. This is my first time being a BCQ Student Leader but this class has already had an amazing impact on my future. Through the connections I have made at BCQ, I was able to get an internship as a Biology Student Trainee with the US Army Corps of Engineers. I plan to major in Biological Sciences with a minor in Environmental Science. I hope to work in the field as a biologist as I am passionate about environmental conservation. In my free time, I like to bake, watch movies, and garden. Let’s make this a great semester in BCQ!
My name is Asher Ortiz, now a SENIOR at UIC. I’m majoring in Biological Sciences and pursuing a minor in Classics, with an overarching career goal in dentistry. Outside of my studies, I’m involved in UIC’s pre-dental club and run a club of my very own, the Tabletop Gaming Club! In my spare time, I enjoy canoeing, going on nature hikes, as well as collecting and playing board games. I look forward to meeting you all this semester!
Hi everyone! My name is Abdullah Jalal, and I am a senior majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Psychology. This will be my first time being a student leader, and I look forward to meeting all of you. My main career goals are to become a pediatrician, travel with doctors without borders, and open a free clinic in the Middle East. I am very interested in health disparities, and as I familiarize myself with the tragic reality of our country’s social determinants of health I am excited to be working with all of you to raise awareness of such inequalities.
Hey homies! My name is Angelina Velez and I am a sophomore majoring in Biological Sciences. I absolutely love to laugh and spend time with my family and I enjoy playing painting, canoeing, running, and playing card games. Some of my talents consist of whistling and playing the ukulele. I love volunteering and leadership activities! If there is a chance to create new friendships and experiences of a lifetime I am always down! This is my third semester with BCQ and I absolutely dig it! I can not wait to meet my team! Have a beautiful semester!
Hello everyone, my name is Itzel Flores and I am a junior here at UIC majoring in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Molecular, Cellular, and Organismal Biology. My professional goal is to become a Medical Laboratory Scientist. I am also a member of PAP-STEM and FIA. During my free time, I love thrifting clothes, playing games such as Minecraft or Animal Crossing, and watching anime. I look forward to working with you all this semester!
Hi! My name is Syeda and I am a third-year biology major on a Pre-Dental track and currently working as a dental assistant. In my free time I love to hang out with family and friends, spend time outdoors, or visit new places. I have a passion for learning new things and would like to travel the world one day and learn about different cultures.