MITES of 2008

Jacob Austin-Breneman

Jacob Austin-Breneman
New Smyrna Beach, FL - "Working at the Broad has been a wonderful experience. It has shown me what it means to be a research scientist, and how to become one. I have seen scientists in action, and had the chance to perform some of those actions."

Courtney Brown

Courtney Brown
Concord, NC - "This summer at the Broad has taught me a lot about what it’s like to do lab work. I increased my knowledge about genomics and research and gained insight into what I might want to do in the future."

Luis Carbajal

Luis Carbajal
Shorewood, IL - "Working at the Broad this summer has refined my interest in scientific research. I am very eager in contributing to the scientific community in the near future. Genomics has given the world the toolbox. I am ready to use the tools to change the future of science."

Christopher Cervantes

Christopher Cervantes
San Antonio, TX - "My experience here at the Broad Institute has been one of the most enriching and eye opening experiences that I have ever encountered in my life. Genomics has completely changed what my interests were before coming to the Broad. Working at the Broad has inspired me to double major in biological engineering and political science."

Carmen Del Valle

Carmen Del Valle
Charlotte, NC - "Working at the Broad this summer was amazing! Contrary to possible belief, this was definitely not a typical lab experience. Genomics has left a serious impression upon me."

Adriana Espinal

Adriana Espinal
Miami, FL - "Influential and rewarding are two words I would use to describe my experience at the Broad Institute. Actually being a part of such a prestigious institute has given me a different perspective on the field of genomics. Since coming here, I feel I’ve gained an experience that will always remain close to me."

Horacio Garza

Horacio Garza
Donna, TX - "As exhausting as it may have been, the overall experience of Genomics showed me what it truly meant to be a researcher. After being at the Broad I feel that in the future, doing research in a lab is a must before graduating from college."

Erica Harris

Erica Harris
Jonesboro, GA - "My experience at the Broad Institute this summer has introduced me to all the possibilities of genomics. Its environment emphasizes the significance of collaborative teamwork in science, engineering, and math. From it, I have taken a glimpse at the unlimited opportunities in the research field."

Katherine Minaya

Katherine Minaya
New York, NY - "My experience at the Broad has been the opportunity of a lifetime. Going through this has opened my eyes to the field of genomics and what could be done with it. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I would say it has influenced me greatly because when I first came in here, I had no idea what I wanted to pursue a career in, but now I have ideas."

Victoria Okuneye

Victoria Okuneye
Brooklyn Park, MN - "My summer at the Broad Institute was like no other science experience. I’ve never spent so much time in a high tech and upscale research facility. I will cherish the insights Genomics gave me into breaking scientific research and build on all the Broad and MITES has taught me as I make my way in science and life."

Edner Paul

Edner Paul
Hyde Park, MA - "Overwhelming, exciting, enjoyable. That was my experience at the Broad. Now I definitely know one career that I will pursue in addition to mathematics; it is research, such as trying to understand how viruses work."

René Peters

René Peters
New Orleans, LA - "Working together in the lab with my friends in order to explore genomics was an amazing experience. This was really a summer to remember. I will take the lessons, skills, and knowledge I gained and keep it forever."

Ashley Powers

Ashley Powers
Bowie, MD - "Being able to work at the Broad this summer has opened my eyes to the field of genomics research. The skills and knowledge that I learned have sparked my interest and it has been a truly invaluable experience."

Jefferson Sanchez

Jefferson Sanchez
Hollywood, FL - "This summer was a summer that I would never take back for any reason. I have learned so much and I have met so many people that motivated me to continue research in genomics. I recommend this program for anyone and everyone because I guarantee it will change your life."

Vanessa Trevino

Vanessa Trevino
Clute, TX - "The title of the project I worked on in Genomics was, “Denaturing the Final Frontier.” However, participating in the research program and exploring the entity of genomics as an exciting new field of science has truly made me feel confident that I can denature the final frontier of any scientific problem. I had fun, worked hard, and cherish my MITES 2008 opportunity in Genomics research at the Broad."

Lysa Vola

Lysa Vola
Jensen Beach, FL - "Being a part of Genomics at the Broad Institute this past summer, has ultimately change my views of biological research and altered my career aspirations. In merely six weeks, I’ve come to realize that genetics is a field of science that intrigues me. I now hope to study biomedicine and some day possibly even return back to the Broad Institute as an intern in genetics. The Broad has become a second home, and Genomics has forever implanted itself into my heart. The Broad makes “Dreaming New Dreams,” possible."

 

For more information, interested applicants should contact:

Diversity Initiative
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
7 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
T: 617-714-7000
F: 617-714-7897
diversity@broadinstitute.org