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Meet Lewis Summer Intern Amy Weinstein

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Amy Weinstein

From Amy:

I’m excited to have the opportunity to intern at the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics as part of the Lewis Summer Intern Program! I’m an undergraduate student at the University of Missouri and will be starting my junior year this upcoming fall. As a member of The Sigma Kappa Sorority, I’m involved with our various philanthropic organizations, including our sorority’s main philanthropy: The Alzheimer’s Association. I also am a cycling instructor on campus. I’ve always been passionate about health and fitness. Growing up in Northbrook and Chicago, I played on several sports teams and love the sense of community that sports provide. I joined the Lewis Summer Intern Program because I want to build a stronger relationship to the Jewish community, and am thrilled to start my journey with the Center!

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