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Sahar Abdullah

  • Undergraduate Student Ambassador
  • Major: Biomedical Informatics


Hometown: Indianapolis

High school: Eman Schools

Career goal: Work in the health care field using biomedical informatics

About: I was born and raised in Indianapolis. I am majoring in Biomedical Informatics with a minor in Chemistry. I love learning about informatics in medicine throughout my courses and other activities. I am very interested in earning my master’s degree in Bioinformatics through the Five-Year B.S.+ M.S. Degree Program before hopefully attending medical school.

I am the vice president of education of the Women4Change Chapter at IUPUI and public relations for Undergraduate Women in Science. I am also a General Chemistry I Recitation Leader. This summer, I was an iDEW mentor.
While I was in high school, I attended the SoIC open houses, Capstone events, and other programs. At these events, I was exposed to all the opportunities that SoIC has to offer. The students and staff were always very welcoming and informative. I participated in the SoIC summer camps as well, and these great experiences prompted me to do my own research when choosing a college and a major. The incorporation of technology and biological sciences is what drew me to biomedical informatics.