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Influenster Women in STEM Winner: Aysha Zaher

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Our excitement for our spring 2020 Influenster Women in STEM Scholarship winners isn't going away anytime soon. Earlier, we introduced you to some of our very own women in STEM working right here at Influenster HQ. Now, we're pleased to introduce you to the FIVE amazing winners of our fourth Influenster Women in STEM Scholarship. Anna Madison, Aysha Zaher, Betta Lyon-Delsordo, Jennifer Kisabeth, and Shaina Raklyar have all demonstrated exceptional skill and leadership in their own respective technical fields of study and have each been awarded $1,000 to put towards tuition or academic expenses. 

You can learn a bit about each winner here, but we want to further celebrate and highlight our winners beyond their academic and professional achievements and interests. We want you to get to know them as real women doing real, amazing things with real interests and passions.

Meet Aysha Zaher, Rutgers-New Brunswick University, Genetics, Health & Society, ‘23. Aysha is pursuing a major in Genetics, with an interest in further understanding the differences in healthcare systems worldwide, particularly third-world countries. She ultimately plans to pursue a dual MD/PhD with the hopes of improving access to care for all people, regardless of race, gender or creed.

 

 

In my spare time you can find me... Hanging out with my friends and family

In 10 years I hope to accomplish... My MD/PhD

My guilty pleasure... Is chocolate

I can’t survive school without... My new friends

One thing I’d like to share with future women in STEM... Never give up 

How can non-STEM students help your goal / cause in their everyday lives?... Non-STEM students can always allow me to understand what they are passionate about. Always open to learning new things! I am a big Sociology/Psychology person

I am inspired by... My best friend: my mom

Advice I have for incoming freshmen is... The transition is rough, but come in and give it your all and learn from any mistakes. It is not the end of the world. I promise. 

My role model is... Again: my mom. She works so hard and motivates me that a woman is not powerless and is strong and capable of achieving anything.

The app I can not live without is... Currently my college bus app, but besides that I am always on Netflix. 

 

 

My study playlist... Varies on the subject I am studying, but I am a big Frank Ocean, Khalid, The Weeknd person.

My go-to weekend playlist is... Is the same with added Post Malone, and romantic songs from Ed Sheeran or Lizzo.

My favorite study snacks... Are almonds, tangerines, and dried mangoes. 

If I was stuck on a desert island, I would take these 3 things... I would take canned goods, a journal, and a picture of my family. 

My ideal way to relax when I’m stressed... When I am stressed I play music and write in my diary.

 

Stay tuned to meet more of our winners! 

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