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Meet Emily, the Sarnoff Center Lewis Summer Intern

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By Emily Reisler

This summer I am thrilled to be joining the team at the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics as part of the Lewis Summer Interns Program. Currently, I am an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, seeking my Bachelor’s of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business, and I am also completing the pre-med requisites necessary for medical school. On campus, I am a research assistant in an ongoing study called Growing Toddlers, I am an active member of the Chi Omega sorority, a member of Hillel’s freshmen outreach board, an avid pro-Israel advocate, a huge Wolverine football fan, among other things. In my free time, I love to walk, hike, hang out on the beach, or pretty much do anything outdoors. I look forward to working at the Sarnoff Center, writing blog posts, assisting on other projects, and helping further the organization’s mission!

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