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Mary A

- Research Program Mentor

MS candidate at Keck Graduate Institute


biochemistry, music, student/academic affairs, public health (pursing)


I am passionate about community health and decreasing the health disparities between minority groups and underserved populations. I have a deep interest in thermodynamics and chemistry overall, and even did research in computational chemistry during my undergraduate! I hope to one day become a fully competent and passionate physician addressing all populations without barriers. In my free time, I love to hang out with my friends, listen to music and attend concerts and festivals, and travel to new places! I also spend a lot of time learning about astrology and how it may impact my interactions with others and how certain aspects apply to my own life. Fun fact: I recently went Skydiving in Hawaii :)

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Chemical Education without Barriers

Teach Chemistry students of all ages Chemical Education through varying different means (podcast, accessible website that simplifies material, videos/posters providing summary of a certain topic.)


Work experience

Sonoma State University (2018 - 2018)
Summer Orientation Leader
Sonoma State University (2018 - 2019)
Residential Advisor
Sonoma State University (2017 - 2019)
Researcher (Computational Chemistry)


Sonoma State University
BS Bachelor of Science (2019)
Keck Graduate Institute
MS Master of Science candidate
Community Medicine

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