Student Spotlight: October 2018 – John Aleman

Our October 2018 Student Spotlight goes to John Aleman, Theta Upsilon (Northern Arizona). John is a senior majoring in chemistry for a pre-health professional emphasis and Spanish through the honors college.

During his time at Northern Arizona, he has held a variety of leadership positions on campus including philanthropy chair in his chapter, president of Order of Omega, served on the Interfraternity Council and he presents research through a program called MHIRT.

Part of MHIRT (Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training) afforded John the opportunity to spend this past summer at the University of San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador. While there, he assisted with research on Leptospirosis, a zoonotic disease transmitted between people and peridomestic animals like cows and pigs. John conducted research there through June and July and presented his findings when he returned to the U.S. He will present them again in November at a conference called ABRCMS (Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students) in Indianapolis.

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