Big Impact in Bio: Building Communities

Amgen Scholars alumni tell their #BigImpactinBio stories, focusing on the importance of community building in science. Rachel Lucero (ASP 2014, University of California, San Diego) is a STEM teacher at the Dunbar School in Washington, D.C.; Marta Andrés Terré, Ph.D. (ASP 2010, Karolinska Institutet) is a scientist at the Bain & Company; Joshua Yang (ASP 2013, University of California, San Diego) is co-founder of Helispot and an M.D./Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins University; and Stylianos Serghiou, M.D. (ASP 2010, University of Cambridge) is a Ph.D student at Stanford University.

Since 2006, the Amgen Scholars Program has provided hands-on research opportunities under world-renowned faculty mentors to over 3,500 undergraduate students. Ninety-four percent of the program’s alumni who have completed their bachelor’s degree are currently pursuing an advanced degree or career in a scientific field. For more information about Amgen Scholars, visit

Filmed by: Andrew James Benson
Produced by: Lisa M.P. Munoz, SciComm Services, Inc.
Music: The Back Roads (Instrumental) by Great Basin
Filmed on location at: The Dunbar School (Washington, D.C.), Stanford University, Fast Forward (Baltimore, MD)

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