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Ghazal Aghagoli

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Ghazal is an Iranian/Canadian medical student at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She received her B.S. in Neuroscience from Brown University. During her time as an undergraduate student, she was an EMT at Brown EMS, co-host of the MindBody TV program, and peer career advisor (PCA) at Brown CareerLAB. As a PCA, she focused on amplifying support and mentorship for international students wanting to work in the United States. Ghazal loves teaching and doing research, and she spent most of her time investigating the relationship between epigenetics and infant neurodevelopment, specifically focusing on using infant cry acoustics and epigenetic biomarkers as prediction tools for long term developmental risks in preterm infants. She also co-founded the Brown Opioid Activists and started the first collegiate opioid overdose and naloxone intervention training in the U.S. Ghazal started medical school immediately after graduation, applying through the traditional route. Talk to Ghazal about going to medical school directly post-grad, visa options/work authorization, building a support system away from home (especially as an only child), or anything else about life in general!

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