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Greti Barokas

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Greti is a Turkish medical student at Emory School of Medicine. She received a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry from Emory University in 2019. As an undergraduate, Greti was a Woodruff Scholar. She joined the Emory Ballroom Dancing Club, which she led as the treasurer during her junior year and the president during her senior year. She is still part of the Rodman lab, where she did research on rhesus macaque brains focusing on the development of the amygdala in the presence of neonatal hippocampal lesions. She was also a chemistry TA/ mentor for 3 years and loves working with students. During the summer of her freshmen year, Greti interned at the Gateway Center, which offers transitional housing to homeless men, as well as other services to the homeless population in general. She was inspired by her experience there to become one of the coordinators of the student run clinics at Mercy Care Decatur street and Central Night shelter. Talk to Greti about preparing for medical school in general, always being told “you could never do it, because you are international”, shadowing brain surgeons and neurologists, navigating life in the U.S. as an international student, or anything else!

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