Title: Undergraduate Intern
Amina is an undergraduate at the University of Washington pursuing a degree in Biology (Physiology) and a minor in Global Health. She was drawn to the Singhvi Lab because she was trying to find researchers in the area that worked with glial cells and found Aakanksha, a researcher who is an expert in all things glial! So, Amina contacted her and the the process began.
Amina is majoring in Biology (Physiology) because it genuinely interests her to learn about the different body parts and mostly the amazing process of how they work together to make the human body function. Amina is also minoring in Global Health because she is passionate about bridging the healthcare barriers that many minority groups face in medicine. She is involved in her school’s GlobeMed where they discuss international health topics such as vaccine distribution, equity and racism in the healthcare field, and LGBTQIA+ health rights, for example. Other than academics, her hobbies include playing tennis, writing for UW’s The Daily, participating in community service, and spending time with family and friends. She considers herself a pretty inquisitive person and enjoy good reads like Oliver Sacks’ The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.