Michelle Guevara is a rising sophomore at The University of Texas at Austin, where she is majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in business. She is currently involved in the Freshman Research Initiative, which is aimed towards initiating and engaging in real world research experience with faculty and graduate students. Through the BioBricks stream, Michelle conducts research in the molecular and biomechanical concepts of DNA cloning and expression.
As an active member of LHPO, Latinx Health Professions Organization, she has gained the opportunity of volunteering and interacting with local nursing home residents, fueling her passion for healthcare. Through the Campus Environmental Center, she has also looked for more ways to make the campus more sustainable. This fall, Michelle will become a chemistry course assistant for the Texas Interdisciplinary Program, a program focused on helping minority students at the institution transition from high school to college in an efficient manner.
Michelle was a Top Ten graduate at Ysleta High School with over half a million dollars in scholarships earned. She is a Ysleta Education Fund Scholar and TIP Scholar. She also received the TFA Janet Felton Scholarship given to 10 speech and debate competitors in Texas every year. She looks forward to conducting research in neurodegeneration and cancer as well as acceptance to medical school in the future.