Mina Awad earned her B.S. in General Biology in June 2018 at UC San Diego. She has a background in clinical work with Palomar Health, laboratory work with UCSD Health Sciences, and Public Health experience with UC San Diego’s Refugee Health research. As a member of the Translational Virology Core team she does mostly lab maintenance, freezer inventory, and blood processing for various projects. When not in the lab, she loves to cook, bake, and paint.