Suelen Lopez Razo

Attending:University of California San Diego
Studying in Germany | *Gugel-McPherson Family Scholarship
"Hello" in your host country's language: Hallo
Home Institution (your U.S. University/College): University of California, San Diego
Expected graduation year: 2022
Destination city & country: Berlin, Germany
Program provider: UCEAP
Major/minor: Chemistry
Demographics: First-Generation, Transfer Student, Latina
Future career aspirations: Ideally, I aspire to be exposed to a broad set of skills that help me learn how to become an effective pharmaceutical scientist. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, I plan to work in the pharmaceutical industry developing drugs that will improve the quality of life of people. After two years of experience, I aim at obtaining a master's degree in drug development and product management to further my knowledge in this field. I would like to stay with a company for a large amount of time to learn everything I can.
Top 3 goals for your time abroad: Summer Global Internship in Berlin, Germany is an opportunity that will enrich my academic, career, and personal goals. Academically, by taking a science course with a different style of education while doing an internship, I will ensure I am being able to apply what I have learned to a real-life scientific setting, which is fundamental in chemistry. Professionally, by learning about the scientific community in a different and advanced country, I will improve my communication and teamwork skills, which is crucial among scientists. Personally, by being in a new place by myself for the first time, I will discover and nurture my independent self, which is important in adapting to diverse situations.

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