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Lauren Parker

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Lauren Parker is a senior majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Spanish for the Professions from Richmond, Virginia. She decided to pursue medicine after the death of a close friend due to sudden cardiac arrest, which led to her aspirations of becoming either a pediatric cardiologist or a congenital heart surgeon. Currently, she is a research assistant at both the Lab of Cardiovascular Biochemistry and the Department of Functional Anatomy and Evolution at Hopkins School of Medicine. With her love for children, she volunteers in the Child Life Department at Hopkins Hospital in the Pediatric Clinical Research Unit. Outside of class, Lauren is a member of the Varsity Swim Team, TriBeta Biological Honor Society, and Hopkins Insider (Student Admissions Advisory Board). Some of her accomplishments are that she is a Woodrow Wilson Research Fellowship Recipient, worked at an oral surgeon’s office for three summers, has her Dental Radiation Safety certification, and is a CNA! Fun fact, she absolutely loves French Bulldogs!

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