Perkins Grad Jen Paiz Comes Home, Shares Stories In Science 

Jen Paiz at Perkins High School
Jen Paiz is going places in science. That includes deep into the human brain.

The 2015 Perkins High School graduate is in her senior year studying chemistry and biology and conducting biomedical engineering research at Case Western Reserve University. She expects to graduate with her bachelors of science this spring. From there, she’s considering pursuing an advanced degree in genetic counseling. She might land in Texas or Utah, or even back as Case or the Cleveland Clinic.

On Tuesday, though, Jen was at Perkins High School. She visited teacher Ashlie Gowitzka’s biology, physiology and anatomy classes and shared stories about her research, academics and college life with the students. Her research, she explained, led to new methods to implant electrodes into the brain for patients with spinal cord injuries.

Jen also encouraged the young science students to consider getting involved now – before they head to college. She said internships, co-ops, and other opportunities are available at labs at NASA Glenn Research Center, Ohio State University and elsewhere.

While at Case, Jen also has participated in a variety of research at the Cleveland VA Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic.

And, college life has not been all about academics and science. She also is a member of the rock climbing club and rides motorcycles. She also has started a nonprofit to help girls in low-income countries get an education.

 

Posted by j_stacklin On 08 January, 2019 at 11:43 AM  

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