Congratulations to the 2021 Project Onramp Life Science Scholars!

Abdiwahab Ibrahim

Home town: Boston, MA
College: Suffolk University
Department: Computational Biology
Company:
Fulcrum Therapeutics

Adriany Villar

Home town: Jamaica Plain, MA
College: Salem State University
Department: Clinical Research
Company:
CorEvitas

Ahmed Thasin

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Human Resources
Company: 
T2 Biosystems

Aiyana Cubias

Home town: Hyde Park, MA
College: Boston University
Department: Lab Operations (Biology)
Company:
QurAlis

An Nguyen

Home town: Mattapan, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Finance
Company:
Intellia Therapeutics

Angeannie Lefevre

Home town: Boston, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Clinical Operations
Company:
Syros Pharmaceuticals

Angel McGilveary

Home town: Boston, MA
College: Wentworth Institute of Technology
Department: HR
Company:
Enzyvant

Angelys Matos

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Pre-Clinical Operations Research Intern
Company:
Pfizer

Anna Dao

Home town: Weymouth, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Corporate Social Responsibility
Company: Life Science Cares

Annie Le

Home town: Worcester, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Clinical Research
Company:
CorEvitas

Ashley Navarro

Home town: Compton, CA
College: UC Irvine
Department: Clinical Development and Operations Intern
Company:
Constellation Pharmaceuticals Intern

Ashley Okoro

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: UMass Lowell
Department: Lab Research
Company:
Blueprint

Asstou Bance

Home town: Somerville, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Quality Assurance Intern
Company: 
Generation Bio

Benedict V. Antenor

Home town: Boston, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Learning Lab — STEM Education
Company:
Vertex

Betelihem Alemayehu

Home town: Roxbury, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Plant Biotechnology
Company: Inari Agriculture

Briana Cruz

Hometown: Boston, MA
College: Suffolk University
Department: Supply Chain
Company: Blueprint Medicines

Briti Prajapati

Home town: Revere, MA
College: College of the Holy Cross
Department: Discovery
Company:
TCR2 Therapeutics

Charisma Nguyen-Lai

Home town: Worcester, MA
College: Clark University
Department: Marketing
Company:
Olympus

Cheyenne Petrino

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Lab Research (Biology)
Company:
Blueprint Medicines

Christopher Esqueda-Orozco

Home town: Los Angeles, CA
College: Emory University
Department: Competitive Intelligence 
Company:
Constellation Pharmaceuticals

Christy Nguyen

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: Dartmouth College
Department: Business Strategy
Company:
Be Bio 

Coralie Deus

Home town: Malden, MA
College: Boston University
Department: ED&I
Company:
MassBio

Daniel Sebo

Home town: Hyde Park, MA
College: UMass Lowell
Department: Engineering
Company:
T2 Biosystems

Daniella Morla

Home town: Mattapan, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: HR
Company:
Millipore Sigma

Danny Toribio

Home town: West End, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Oncology Research
Company:
Codiak Bio

Darla Castano

Home town: Boston, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: General Research
Company:
Codiak Bio

Dennis Asante

Home town: Worcester, MA
College: UMass Lowell
Department: Lab Operations
Company:
Charles River Laboratories

Diana Pena

Home town: Boston, MA
College: Suffolk University
Department: HR
Company:
Forma Therapeutics

Djenabou Sow

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: U Mass Amherst
Department: Commercial Finance and Investor Relations
Company:
Vertex

Elaine LaBarbera

Home town: South Deerfield, MA
College: Clark University
Department: Drug Discovery
Company:
AbbVie

Emelson Barbosa

Home town: Boston, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Finance
Company:
T2 Biosystems

Esmeralda Callejas

Home town: Roslindale, MA
College: Suffolk University
Department: Compliance-Training-Communications
Company:
Servier

Eve Bourjolly

Home town: Randolph, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Patient Advocacy
Company:
Wave Life Science

Fazila Nasimi

Home town: Chelsea, MA
College: Tufts University
Department: Lab Research (Biology)
Company:
Pfizer

Fiona Liao

Home town: South End, MA
College: Northeastern University
Department: Communications
Company:
Albireo Pharma

Gabriela Inoa

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: Bowdoin College
Department: Pre-clinical Research
Company:
Generation Bio

Gar Wai Lee

Home town: Boston, MA
College: Boston University
Department: Protein Biochemistry
Company:
Pfizer

Gerard Hill

Home town: South End, MA
College: Northeastern University
Department: Business Development
Company:
Triple Ring Technologies

Hannah Evers

Home town: Woonsocket, RI
College: Clark University
Department: Lab Research (Molecular Bio)
Company: MustangBio

Haylin Tejeda

Home town: Boston, MA
College: UMass Lowell
Department: Marketing
Company: EMD Serono

Ivette Alvarez

Home town: East Boston, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Robotics Engineering
Company: Selux Dx

Ivy Le

Home town: Lowell, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Discovery Biology
Company: Fulcrum Therapeutics

Jamie Yeo

Home town: Stafford Springs, CT
College: Clark University
Department: Drug Discovery
Company: AbbVie

Jeffrey Chen

Home town: Chinatown, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Information Technology
Company: Dewpoint Therapeutics

Jennifer Polanco

College: U Mass Lowell
Department: Learning Lab – STEM Education
Company: Vertex

Jennifer Vilson

Home town: Hyde Park, MA
College: Boston College
Department: HR
Company: Nimbus Therapeutics

Jessica Dai

Home town: Boston, MA
College: Northeastern University
Department: Structural Biology & Biophysics
Company: Vertex

Jessica Fong Ng

Home town: New York City, NY
College: Boston College
Department: Data Science
Company: PureTech Health

Jessica Senquiz

Home town: Canton, GA
College: Boston University
Department: Corporate Affairs
Company: Moderna

Jiana Nguyen

Home town: Worcester, MA
College: Clark University
Department: Drug Discovery
Company: Abbvie

Jimmy Nguyen

Home town: Worcester, MA
College: Worcester State
Department: Marketing
Company: Olympus

Jordan Carter

Home town: South End, MA
College: Wentworth Institute of Technology
Department: Information Technology
Company: Flexion Therapeutics

Jorge Duarte

Home town: Durham, NC
College: Wesleyan University
Department: Biomedicine Design
Company: Pfizer

Joshua Ramirez

Home town: Los Angeles, CA
College: UC Berkeley
Department: Business Analysis
Company: Converge Consulting

Josua (JT) Titmus

Home town: Boise, ID
College: Middlebury College
Department: Immunology Research
Company: Xilio Therapeutics

Julia Beebe

Home town: Andover, CT
College: Clark University 
Department: Lab Operations
Company: Charles River Laboratories

Kamila De Andrade

Home town: Malden, MA
College: Salem State University
Department: Neuro Gene Therapy Research
Company: Apic Bio

Kayla Carrasquillo

Home town: South End, MA
College: Northeastern University
Department: Facilities  Engineering
Company: Takada

Kelly Zdanuczyk

Home town: New York, NY
College: Clark University 
Department: Lab Research (Molecular Bio)
Company: Mustang Bio

Kenneth Wong

Home town: South End, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Quality and Regulatory
Company: Akili Interactive

Kevin Luo

Home town: Malden, MA
College: Boston University
Department: Computational Biology
Company: Constellation Pharmaceuticals

Kevin (Rongqiang) Phan

Home town: Malden, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Bioinformatics
Company: Stoke

Kevin Wu

Home town: East Boston, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: HR
Company: Agios Pharmaceuticals

Leo Zheng

Home town: Brighton, MA
College: Boston University
Department: Marketing
Company: Corval

Lily Zhao

Home town: Fenway/Kenmore, MA
College: Northeastern University
Department: Accounting
Company: Axcella Health

Luz Pimentel Ruiz

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: Suffolk University 
Department: Marketing
Company: Akebia Therapeutics

Madashley Cajuste

Home town: Mattapan, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Clinical Operations
Company: Jounce Therapeutics

Mairelisa Alcantara Vasquez

Home town: Roxbury, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Product Team
Company: Corval

Marcela Castillo

Home town: Chelsea, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: HR
Company: T2 Biosystems

Maria Andrade

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: Amherst College
Department: Lab Research (Biology)
Company: Blueprint Medicines

Maritta Kawmi

Home town: Worcester, MA
College: Clark University
Department: Drug Discovery, Bioinformatics
Company: AbbVie Pharmaceuticals

Marlen Galan

Home town: Allston, MA
College: UMass Lowell
Department: Lab Research (Biology)
Company: Blueprint Medicines

Marly Jean-Francois

Home town: Wilmington, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Business Development
Company: PhagePro 

Marquise Linnear

Home town: Chicago, IL
College: University of illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department: Machine Learning
Company: Pfizer

Mashrul Amin

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Formulations
Company: Codiak Bio

Matthew Gampala-Sagar

Home town: Allston, MA
College: Boston University
Department: Sales/Training
Company: Flywheel Partners

Melanie Sola

Home town: East Boston, MA
College: Northeastern
Department: Business Development
Company: Triple RIng Technologies 

Michelle Chen

Home town: South End, MA
College: Brown University
Department: Cell Culture-Huntington’s Disease Research
Company: Pfizer

Miloutchka Chery

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Research – Tissue Culture
Company: Pfizer

Mohamed Samater

Home town: Cambridge, MA
College: Tufts University
Department: HR/Communications
Company: Frequency Therapeutics

Nardos Gosaye

Home town: Everett, MA
College: UMass Dartmouth
Department: Finance
Company: Beam Therapeutics 

Naydelli Mendoza

Home town: Los Angeles, CA
College: University of Southern California
Department: Medical Writing
Company: Agios Pharmaceutical 

Ninette Linares

Home town: Lynwood, CA
College: UCLA
Department: Clinical Coordination
Company: Bristol Myers Squibb

Onesha Dixon

Home town: Worcester, MA
College: Suffolk University
Department: Legal/Compliance
Company: Vertex

Patrice St Amand

Home town: Mattapan, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Marketing
Company: Enzyvant

Peace Idahor

Home town: Boston, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Information Technology
Company: Wave Life Sciences

Persis Adonteng-Yamoaa

Home town: Worcester, MA
College: Clark University
Department: Community Lab – STEM Education 
Company: Biogen

Rakiesha Gay

Home town: Boston, MA
College: Northeastern University
Department: Research Coordinator
Company: Jura Bio

Ramona Ansong

Home town: Worcester, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Corporate Affairs
Company: Forma Therapeutics

Raymond Zeng

Home town: Charlestown, MA
College: Boston University
Department: Research – Liver Gene Therapy
Company: Apic Bio

Raynise Charles

Home town: Hyde Park, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Manufacturing
Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Rebecca Francois

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Marketing/ Investments
Company: Atlas Venture

Robert Pepen

Home town: Boston, MA
College: UMass Lowell
Department: Corporate Development
Company: Repertoire Immune Medicines

Sachie Lamour

Home town: Roslindale, MA
College: UMass Dartmouth
Department: Clinical Operations
Company: Blueprint Medicines

Sampada Pokharel

Home town: Everett, MA
College: Brandeis University
Department: QA Documents
Company: Agenus

Samrawit Eshetu

Home town: Malden, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Commercial Event Planning
Company: Blueprint Medicines

Scott Williams

Home town: Springfield, MA
College: Clark University
Department: Drug Discovery
Company: Abbvie

Sharon Zabarburu Rosas

Home town: Winthrop, MA
College: Boston University
Department: Lab Research – Neurodegeneration
Company: Biogen

Sidney Matta

Home town: Granada Hills, CA
College: Boston University
Department: Research and Development
Company: Repertoire Immune Medicines

Sinnia Romero

Home town: Chelsea, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Corporate Communications
Company: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Stephon Fagan-Avery

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: Harvard University
Department: Discovery
Company: TCR2 Therapeutics

Suhayla Abdi

Home town: Boston, MA
College: Northeastern University 
Department: Human Resources
Company: Collegium Pharmaceutical

Suki Huang

Home town: Quincy, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Quality Systems and Compliance
Company: Blueprint Medicines

Syed Hoque

Home town: Cambridge, MA
College: Northeastern University
Department: Bioprocess Development
Company: Synlogic Therapeutics

Tamanna Gurung

Home town: Worcester, MA
College: Clark University
Department: Research – Small Animal Program
Company: Biomedical Research Models Inc.

Tashawnee Gaines

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Clinical Development
Company: Moderna

Tatiana Mendez

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: Columbia University
Department: People and Engagement
Company: Novartis

Therence Ntihinduka

Home town: Worcester, MA
College: Worcester State
Department: Global Patient Safety Operations
Company: EMD Serono

Ti Hniang

Home town: Atlanta, GA
College: Clark University
Department: Cell Culture Lab
Company: LakePharma

Timiekka McCants

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: HR
Company: Blueprint Medicines

Tinuola Adebukola

Home town: Chicago, IL
College: Washington University in St. Louis
Department: HR
Company: Kojin Therapeutics

Tomas Hernandez Patino

Home town: White City, OR
College: Wharton (U Penn)
Department: Operations
Company: Foresite Capital

Tsering Sherpa

Home town: Worcester, MA
College: Clark University
Department: Pharmacovigilance
Company: Sumitomo DP

Tuan Tran

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: Bowdoin College
Department: Engineering
Company: Abbvie

Vanessa Vo

Home town: Dorchester, MA
College: Suffolk University
Department: Mass Spectrometry
Company: Pfizer

Venus (Jessica) Feraud

Home town: Worcester, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Quality Control Documentation
Company: Blueprint Medicines

Vickie Nguyen

Home town: Hyde Park, MA
College: Wentworth Institute of Technology
Department: Histology
Company: Decibel Therapeutics

Wanyi Chen

Home town: Chinatown, MA
College: Boston University
Department: Data Science
Company: Valo Health

Weiqiang (Wilson) Liang

Home town: Allston, MA
College: Boston University
Department: Commercial Field Operations
Company: Blueprint Medicines

Winnie Mei

Home town: Brighton, MA
College: Boston University
Department: Biostatistics
Company: CorEvitas

Yancy Portillo

Home town: East Boston, MA
College: UMass Lowell
Department: Neuromuscular Research
Company: Biogen

Yingming Mai

Home town: Charlestown, MA
College: Suffolk University
Department: Marketing
Company: CorEvitas

Yousef Khan

Home town: Somerville, MA
College: Tufts University
Department: Drug Discovery
Company: Casma Therapeutics

YuanYuan Du

Home town: Chinatown, MA
College: Tufts University
Department: Data Analysis
Company: Pear Therapeutics

Zhiyang Zuo

Home town: Malden, MA
College: UMass Amherst
Department: Technical Product Complaints
Company: Biogen

Zhiyin Liang

Home town: Mission Hill, MA
College: UMass Boston
Department: Lab Research (Molecular Bio)
Company: Genocea Biosciences

Zun Wang

Home town: Los Angeles, CA
College: Carnegie Mellon University
Department: Data Science
Company: Pfizer

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