Jacqueline Alvarez

Chicago, Illinois, United States

I was born and raised in one of the most diverse and exciting cities in the world: Chicago. As a Chicagoan, I have encountered people from a wide array of backgrounds and life paths. My diverse experiences have allowed me to truly embrace and value ideals of inclusivity and equity as a way for the continued advancement in social and academic communities.

As a first-generation college graduate, I enjoy sharing my experiences with peers in order to aid them in their paths to success.

I have a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I am currently a M.S. Biology candidate at Northeastern Illinois University. Alongside my M.S. pursuit, I am a graduate research student under the guidance of principal investigator, Dr. Elyse Bolterstein. I work with with Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) in order to analyze the effects of genetic manipulation on factors such as DNA repair, development, and tumorigenesis.

I love dancing, trying new food, traveling and making people laugh! Having over 7 years of retail experience, I also enjoy connecting with people.

I hope to one day use my knowledge, experiences, and heart for service and people to become a medical doctor.

  • Education
    • Northeastern Illinois University