Waciuma Wanjohi Maina
New York, NY - "It was an amazing time. Working with the TAs at Broad was fun and informative, and has opened up an entire new career option to me. Hopefully I'll see you again at MIT!"
Troy, VA - "Since working at the Broad Institute I have realized my tremendous interest in genomics and biomedical engineering. I find it fascinating how so much of what we are depends on the sequence of just four nucleotides. I know that this experience has changed my life forever. I will never forget this summer."
Houston, TX - "Thank you for giving me the opportunity to encounter new possibilities in the realm of genomics and being part of such a magnificent program. Thanks to your generosity, I was able to enjoy my most fun and exciting summer to date."
Miami, FL - "I have learned to raise my standards, put forth a severe magnitude of effort that initially seemed impossible to conjure, and most importantly, I have learned more about science, technology, and the engineering disciplines."
Cambridge, MA - "How can one person change over six weeks? Somewhere in the midst of doing problem sets at all hours, I began to have a different idea of who I was and what I was capable of."
Houston, TX - "MITES has set me on the path of becoming a biomedical engineer working in genomics at the Broad. I have met the most interesting people in the nation over the course of the last six weeks."
Ennis, TX - "For me, MITES is the stepping stone to what I hope to be an enriched and purposeful college career. I especially enjoyed working at the Broad Institute for my genomics class. I hope that you continue to support the MITES program, which enables minority students like myself to aim high in life and not settle for less."
Miami, FL - "I would like to thank you for helping make my dream come true. I had a chance to get a feel for research science at the Broad Institute working on the genomics program. Hopefully, I will get to see you again next year and hear more innovative, cutting-edge research that is going on."
Kristin M. Rose
Wellington, FL - "Genomics was, in a word, amazing. Nothing compares to being able to go every other day to the state-of-the-art Broad Institute where the work that goes on is as close to the meaning of life as we can get. Wherever life takes me, I will have the lessons I learned at MITES—academic, social, personal, spiritual—to guide me."
Harvey, LA - "Being able to work where the human genome was coded is something I may have never experienced if it wasn't for the MITES program. This experience has shown me that I should consider a career in genomics, and that is isn't out of my reach. Thank you so much for basically changing my life."
San Juan, Puerto Rico - "Thanks to MITES, I will continue to expand my horizons beyond anything that I had ever imagined."