Sandrine Kyane

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Bio:What’s up beautiful people! My name is Sandrine Kyane; I am a 4th year graduating senior majoring in Chemistry. I currently hold a position as an undergraduate researcher in David Haussler's lab at the Center of Biomolecular Engineering here at UCSC.My main project focuses on Pediatric Cancer specifically introducing cancer mutations into Human Embryonic Stem Cells using CRISPR.I interned at the Stanford School of Medicine this summer which opened my eyes to the beauties bioengineering has in store for medicine. I hope to excel within the field after I graduate and take my ambitions abroad to places such as Africa specifically underserved areas in Cameroon and Ethiopia. I am the current treasurer for the National Society of Black Engineers, a dance coordinator for the African Student union, and a member of the African/Black Student Alliance. One of my favorite quotes states “ The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” I believe that everyone has a purpose in life and we take little steps to discover it within the different paths we take in this journey. We all have the potential to make the impossible possible. Therefore, my advice to you is to never give up on your dream, instead get up and chase it!

Contact info: skyane@ucsc.edu