Lauren Tucker

Hometown: Wheatley Heights, NY

high school: Half Hollow Hills HS West

college: Harvard College

MAJOR: Neurobiology and African American Studies

Lauren Tucker, of Wheatley Heights, NY, is a rising sophomore at Harvard College in Cambridge, MA. Lauren is a Neuroscience concentrator on the pre-med track and plans to obtain a secondary in African American studies.

For years, her love of Science has driven her to participate in many STEM activities including Captain of the HHH FTC Robotics Team, Co-Founder and current President of the HHH Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Club, and numerous Math and Science Research competitions where she has won many medals. She is also a Peer Tutor, and Captain of the Girls Golf Team.  Lauren, a proud young black woman, serves as President of her school’s African American Student Organization, and is currently in the process of forming a black women’s coalition for her community to bring together black females of all ages.

Since starting college, Lauren has continued to immerse herself in STEM activities. She is a research intern at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital with Harvard Medical School, working in the Frank Lab I the Genetics Department. She is a member of the Crimson Medical Mentorship Program, the Minority Association of Pre-medical Students, for which she serves as vice Mentorship Chair, and a participant in the Science Club for Girls. Lauren is also a proud member of the Association of Black Harvard Women and the Black Students Association.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys co-curricular figure drawing classes and writing poetry. Lauren’s lives by the Michelle Obama quote “The one way to get me to work my hardest was to doubt me”.

 

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