New York, 2019
Current Place of Residence: New York
University: Johns Hopkins University
Current/Recent Course: BSc Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Alaleh Azhir is a senior at Johns Hopkins University with a triple major in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics. She has a perfect GPA (including an A+ in 22 courses). A Goldwater Scholar, she has many publications in genomics and various biomedical subjects in major national and international journals, and has done research at Harvard, MIT, the NIH, and laboratories in Switzerland as well as at Johns Hopkins. She mentors middle school students, edits a philosophy journal, runs arts programs for children in under-resourced neighbourhoods, and provides cooked meals for a shelter for survivors of domestic abuse. Alaleh immigrated from Iran when she was 14.