MITES of 2006

Hannah Valdes

Hannah Valdes
Severn, MD - "Working at one of the top genomic research institutions in the world in close proximity with some of the major names in the Human Genome Project was a dream I never thought would come true. This summer at the Broad showed me that nothing is impossible and that my passion for science could open more doors than I ever conceived."

Donovan Ervin

Donovan Ervin
Garland, TX - "My summer experience studying genomics at the BROAD was very enlightening. I learned the intricacies and processes of detecting genetic diseases. I therefore have come to appreciate the immense efforts of biomedical research. Many thanks are due to MITES, our extremely helpful and amiable TAs and the staff at the BROAD for this amazing opportunity."

Benjamin Ruiz-Yi

Benjamin Ruiz-Yi
Columbia, SC - "Genomics at the Broad was really an interesting experience for me. I have done research in the past but the Broad offered a different type of research. Learning about human DNA and working on it made me consider a major in Biology."

Michael Muñoz

Michael Muñoz
Miami, FL - "The Broad Institute offered me was an amazing opportunity. It allowed me to broaden my interests and it introduced me into a field I was previously unfamiliar with. I want to give thanks to the Broad for granting me such a wonderful opportunity."

Rachel G. Trusty

Rachel G. Trusty
New Orleans, LA - "MITES has been such an experience for me. It has allowed me to immerse myself into this amazing scientific community, and for that, I am very thankful. Because of this program, I have a new found respect for scientific research and how projects, such as the Human Genome, will make a difference in the lives of many."

Jessica Perez

Jessica Perez
San Antonio, TX"Being able to work at the Broad has been an amazing experience. I loved being able to work with these amazing people and high-tech equipment. This experience has made me realize that I am very interested in genomics and should consider it as a career."

Hector Moreno

Hector Moreno
Whitehall, PA - "Genomics at the Broad Institute was nothing less than an adventure. It gave me a wonderful opportunity to familiarize myself with the modern equipment used in today's labs. Such an experience happens once in a lifetime and is truly appreciated. I'm grateful to have participated in this unforgettable program!"

Rafael Klein-Cloud

Rafael Klein-Cloud
Brooklyn, NY - "My experience at the MITES program this summer was phenomenal. Working at the Broad Institute studying Genomics was one of the more exciting experiences I have had. The work environment was optimal, and I learned much from hands on participation and excellent instruction from our teaching assistants. I was incredibly inspired by Eric Lander and all the dedicated people at the Broad Institute."

Trevor Thompson

Trevor Thompson
Marietta, GA - "Genomics is a fascinating field with great potential for benefiting the human race. Whether I work in some area of Genomics or not, I hope that those who are working in Genomics help the field to progress rapidly and will be decorated in the scientific community as pioneers of science and engineering."

Christel Chehoud

Christel Chehoud
Whitehall, PA - "The Broad Institute experience has greatly augmented my love for biomedical engineering. This program gave me a little taste of what my career would be like if I would choose this field, and now I can positively say this is the career for me. Thank you Broad, for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity."

Natalie Ramsey

Natalie Ramsey
Staten Island, NY - "It was truly amazing to see, during my experience at the Broad Institute, the progress being made in Biomedical research. Also, this experience has been inspirational in that it showed me that I could actually play a major role in furthering that progress."

Macdaleine St. Remy

Macdaleine St. Remy
Miami, FL - "Participating in Genomics and being able to work in the Broad has helped solidify my interest in biological research so that when I go to college, research will be a priority."