EliannaHeadshotI am extremely excited to be the Lewis Summer Intern at the Norton and Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics! I currently attend The Ohio State University as a psychology major and am working towards a molecular genetics minor. Serving as the Vice President of the Undergraduate Genetic Counseling Club is something I hold of high importance while away at school as I work towards my career goal of genetic counseling. I also enjoy events at Hillel and am looking forward to being on their student board in the fall. In addition, I belong to the sorority Alpha Xi Delta.

I am thrilled to be back in Chicago this summer. I grew up in Buffalo Grove and attended Stevenson High School. I have 2 younger brothers, a younger sister, and a miniature golden doodle that I miss while away! Growing up in Buffalo Grove exposed me to the importance of activity in the Jewish community. I am eager to learn about how I can blend my academic and professional interests of genetics with my personal passion for Judaism. The Sarnoff Center does so many things that I want to know more about. While I am especially interested in the work they do related to the field of genetic counseling, I also want to dive into the public health sector and grasp how we can help the community overcome barriers in Jewish genetic education.