Maria is currently a senior at University of Massachusetts - Amherst double majoring in molecular biology & biochemistry and psychology. She tries to indulge herself in various research fields to discover her true passion in molecular biology and genetics. Maria participated in a number of research competitions including Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst undergraduate research symposium. So far, she had the opportunity to publish three articles in different journals in the field of molecular biology, plant biology, and biomedical health sciences. Maria aims to get her graduate degree in psychology with an emphasis in molecular biology and epigenetics.

Maria Alkurdi

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Innovation Resilience Ambition Diligence Aspiration Hope, IRADAH, is a nonprofit organization created by Saudi students who are talented in research and technology innovations. The organization is created to help pre-college high school students to unlock their full potential in research assimilation. This organization consists of consultants who act like mentors to guide students in their specialized fields based on their educational background.

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