Kimberly Felix is a senior at California State University, Los Angeles where she is majoring in Public Health. Kimberly, a first-generation college student, takes pride in being a role model for her three younger siblings. More importantly, she is grateful for all the love and support from her parents. Her mother helps her overcome high-stress situations with empathy and words of wisdom. Her father acts as a guardian angel, swooping in to save the day when she forgets her textbook on an exam day. Though her parents do not have a college degree, they exemplified the need for hard work in order to succeed to a growing Kimberly. Kimberly learned the importance of creating and working to achieve individual goals. Her interest in Public Health began during her volunteering experience at a commu...[Read More]
MiMentor (mimentor.org) is a national mentoring organization committed to mentoring the next generation of healthcare professionals. Their mission is to develop and support innovative mentorship opportunities that will inspire the next generation of healthcare leaders for underserved communities. To achieve this goal MiMentor provides an app/website platform for the community to communicate, post information about upcoming events, surveys and links to opportunities. Students check out MiMentor.org for great opportunities!
Congratulations to James Monroe High School Police Academy Magnet juniors Fabian Ruiz and Jocelyn Nunez and Reseda High School Police Magnet seniors Antony Suarez and Mario Velarde for ranking as the top students in their respective programs and for being awarded the opportunity to visit the LA County Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau. Suarez and Velarde have been in the Police Magnet since middle school and will continue their training at the Police Orientation Preparation Program (POPP): a 2-year college degree program for graduating high school students. MiOra is extremely proud of their efforts and determination to continue the proud tradition of protecting and serving their communities. Thank you to James Monroe High School LAPD Officer Joel Frias, LA...[Read More]
MiOra Mentor Idriss Fassassi was raised in the suburbs of Washington DC and he is currently an Epidemiologist at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. He works with a team of health professionals that prevent outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases. He holds his Masters in Public Health from New York Medical College, and his Bachelor’s degree in Biobehavioral Health from Penn State University. Mr. Fassassi has recently mentored the students at the Health Messaging Showcase event organized by Orthopedic High School teachers (LAUSD) and Brian Boyle from LA Chamber of Commerce-Unite LA program. Thank you all!
ISEF is the largest pre-college scientific research competition in the world, organized by Society of Research. This year approximately 1800 students showcased their science projects and competed for grand awards for up to $75,000 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. There were approximately 1000 prestigious judges from all over the United States. MiOra mentors had the pleasure of reviewing the student projects and providing feedback.
During the summer of 2016 MiOra connected Nikhil with Dr. Vaithi Arumugaswami at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Regenerative Medicine Institute. Nikhil got the opportunity to do research on Alagille Syndrom and presented his findings in various scientific forums. He has also been named as a valedictorian at the Granada Hills Charter High School and won the title of California High School Speech Association’s State Champion in the event of Original Advocacy out of nearly 300 students. Nikhil has recently been accepted to the University of California (UC)-Davis, Baylor, Trinity, and UCSC as well as UC – Irvine. He decided to pursue a degree in Biological Sciences at UCI. He thinks that the extracurricular experience he had at MiOra provided him an advantage, since the BioSci majo...[Read More]
Harneel Malhi, the enthusiastic and proactive Science teacher at the #LAUSD Joseph Le Conte Middle School invited MiOra (miora.org) to talk to her Anatomy Class students about careers in healthcare. Jessica Gin a USC Occupational Therapy (OT) Masters student and OT Ambassador attended the event as a MiOra guest. The students learned about the educational path and different career options for a physician and an occupational therapist, and asked valuable questions. They were encouraged to hear that having challenges in certain areas such as memorization did not preclude one from having a successful career in healthcare. Thank you Ms. Harneel Malhi for creating this opportunity to your students and thank you Jessica Gin for an excellent presentation on Occupational The...[Read More]
IMSA is a residential high school with outreach to rural IL and a strong emphasis on STEM. Thank you to speakers Dr. Emmet Hirsch, Prof of OB/Gyn at Univ. of Chicago, VC at NorthShore Univ Health Sys. and the author of “The Education of Dr. Montefiore”, and from the Shriners Hosp. Dr. Haluk Altiok, Assoc. Prof. Peds Orthopedics at Rush Univ. and Dir. of Spina bifida Center, Molly Grant, Peds Nurse Practitioner and Dr. Joseph Krzak, Assist. Prof. of Physical Therapy at the Western Univ. After an intimate session with the mentors, the students visited Dr. Krzak’s laboratory and learned about cutting edge motion-research. Thank you to IMSA teachers, Dr. Adrienne Coleman and Derek Lough. Two students have already started doin...[Read More]
MiOra is proud to present the Perseverance Award to Erasmo Aleman from Alliance Patti and Peter Neuwirth Leadership Academy in Los Angeles, CA. Erasmo has a 3.3 GPA and he will be studying Business Administration at the California State University, Dominguez Hills on a scholarship. Erasmo is a focused, intelligent and hard working young man with excellent networking skills. Dominguez Hills (@CSUDH) is lucky to have him as a student. Congratulations Erasmo!
“Students don’t miss the April 15th, 2017 “Women in Medicine” MiOra-USC career event at the USC. It is free, lunch is provided and you can attend all or just one session to meet an expert. Please find more info and register at: www.tinyurl.com/uscwomenmed If the first link does not work, try: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8wYl0WbQ8Guxy5L See you there! You can contact us at Admin@miora.org