MD student at the Mayo Clinic
Emigrated from Nigeria at 17; translated for the US Navy; nursing degree from Towson; certified critical care nurse, studying worldwide ICU treatment strategies for COVID-19 patients.
JD student at Harvard
Immigrant from Pakistan raised in Jersey City, NJ; Rutgers-Newark graduate; president of the Jersey City Board of Education; first elected at age 20; overcame stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
MD/PhD student in immunology at Yale
Immigrated to Illinois at 17 after living through civil war in Syria; UIC graduate; science and op-ed writer; advancing medicine and conducting research to address incurable diseases.
MD/PhD student in stem cell biology at Stanford
Parents emigrated from Grenada and settled in Brooklyn, NY; Johns Hopkins graduate; worked in life sciences investments; hopes to develop curative cell and gene therapies.
DMA student in cello performance at the CUNY Graduate Center
Child of Taiwanese immigrants; raised in Washington; Harvard and New England Conservatory graduate; working to spread the joy of chamber music and expand the definition of classical music.
Incoming PhD student in economics
Emigrated from Guerrero, Mexico at 15; founded a company to pay for college; University of South Florida graduate; recent pre-doctoral research fellow at MIT; interested in health and development economics.
PhD student in brain and cognitive sciences at MIT
Immigrated to Kansas City from Guadalajara, Mexico at 12; community college and Kansas State University graduate; develops computational models of human perception and imagination.
Incoming JD student at Yale
Child of Mexican immigrants; raised in Los Angeles; USC graduate; studied Christian social ethics at Union Theological Seminary; defending the voting rights of the poor and vulnerable.
JD student at Yale
Immigrated to Los Angeles from Acajutla, El Salvador at 6; Stanford graduate and Questbridge Scholar; working to transform the criminal justice and immigration systems.
MD/PhD student at Stanford
Fled the DRC at 3; lived in Uganda for 13 years before resettling in New Hampshire; Harvard graduate; hopes to care for patients and discover therapies for rare genetic diseases.
PhD student in computer science at UC Berkeley
Child of Israeli parents; raised in California and then Israel; Columbia graduate; aims to develop algorithms that teach machines to be intelligent and creative.
MD/PhD student in genetics at Stanford
Born in Germany to Cameroonian immigrants; moved to the US at 7; Harvard graduate; researching gene-environment interactions in colorectal cancer with a focus on marginalized groups.
JD student at Yale
Parents left the former Soviet Union with their families and met in Brooklyn; born with cerebral palsy in NYC; Macaulay at Hunter College, CUNY graduate; disability advocate.
MD student at the University of Pennsylvania
Born in Ann Arbor, MI to Indian immigrants; University of Michigan graduate; researching the development of immune memory after SARS-CoV-2 infection or mRNA vaccination.
Incoming PhD student in physics at MIT
Emigrated from China to the US at 4; senior at Harvard; studies quantum information theory; hoping to transform classical computation, cryptography, and communications.
PhD student in physics at Harvard
Born and raised in Pakistan; immigrated to the US at 17; Johns Hopkins graduate; likes to write poetry and fiction; hopes to synthesize and characterize novel quantum materials that benefit society.
PhD student in interdisciplinary material science at Vanderbilt
Raised by grandparents in China; immigrated at 21; Queensborough Community College, CUNY and Cornell graduate; improving portable cancer diagnosis tools to help patients like his mother.
MD/PhD in experimental pathology at Yale
Lived with grandparents in China before moving to Queens, NY; Penn graduate; currently researching the design, synthesis, and evaluation of novel chemotherapeutics for drug resistant brain cancers.
MD/PhD student in biology at UCLA and Caltech
Born in Tainan and raised in Taiwan, Canada and the US; UC Berkeley graduate; hopes to build next generation therapeutic platform leveraging recent advances in synthetic biology and oncology.
Incoming MS/MBA student in engineering sciences at Harvard
Immigrated to Houston at 3 from Vietnam; MIT graduate; co-founded Encora to non-invasively reduce hand tremors; endeavors to continue innovating as an entrepreneur.
MSc/PhD student in animal and rangeland sciences and agricultural Sciences at University of Nevada - Reno
Grew up in Mexico; immigrated at 17; transferred from community college to UNR; studying sustainability of dryland agriculture systems to improve life for farmers.
PhD student in business economics at Harvard
Born in Kansas to Romanian immigrants; Harvard graduate; studying how monetary policy and financial regulation can better help stabilize the economy during recessions.
Incoming PhD student in the history of science at Harvard
Child of Nigerian immigrants; Harvard graduate; White House policy advisor on COVID-19 response; will study racial health inequity in historical and policy contexts as a Presidential Scholar.
Incoming PhD student in elecrtical engineering at Stanford
Parents emigrated from India and settled in Houston; senior at MIT; has multiple research publications; aims to create new biomedical devices that can help improve daily life for patients worldwide.
PhD student in biomedical engineering at UC Irvine
Parents emigrated from Poland; Johns Hopkins graduate; interested in the development of synthetic biology tech enabled by developments in DNA synthesis and sequencing.
Incoming MD student at Harvard
Immigrant from Canada; Harvard graduate; cofounded the Bridging Borders Project; hopes to become a reconstructive surgeon, conveying the complex science of gender-affirming care to the public.
DDes student in architecture at Harvard
Child of British and German parents; California Polytechnic State University graduate; researching how mental wellbeing can be addressed through architecture and technology.
Incoming PhD student in neuroscience at Vanderbilt
Born in California to Indian immigrants; senior at UC Berkeley; diagnosed with autism and ADHD at 3; passionate about research that will better our knowledge and understanding of autism.
JD student at Harvard
Daughter of Syrian immigrants; graduate of The Ohio State University; hopes to be a screenwriter and human rights lawyer, utilizing storytelling to uplift laws and freedoms.
MD student at UC San Diego
Child of Taiwanese immigrants; Haverford graduate; discovered a monoclonal antibody that may prevent malaria, which completed Phase I testing and is undergoing further clinical trials.