Medina Dzaferi

I am a first-generation student from Florida who has completed a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science, a minor in Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology within 3 years. After graduation, I managed a research laboratory studying X-linked intellectual disabilities through its association with ZDHHC9 while working closely with the Chair of Molecular Medicine. I am now a student at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law studying to earn my Masters of Science in Law. I chose this degree because a thorough understanding of how legal aspects are applied to the scientific field is vital but absent from the standard curriculum. This additional legal proficiency is needed for a more comprehensive application of the exceptionally complex healthcare system and I am grateful to have the opportunity to learn from such a prestigious university.   I would not be in the position I am today without the guidance of strong women who have helped me along the way. Chicago Women in STEM provides a strong community of support in a field where not many women are present. This unification enables mentorship and connections to prosper and I am excited to get more involved with such a program. 

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