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Amber Verma

Amber Verma is a junior at West Windsor Plainsboro High School North. She is a participant in the Waksman Student Scholars Program, where she analyzes the DNA sequences of Landoltia Punctata. Additionally, she is a Peer Leader, helping incoming freshmen and new students adapt to the school. As a cancer survivor, she started an initiative called T-Cell Tutoring to support young patients with long-term illnesses in their academic journeys. As the president of her school's Tutoring Society, she provides support and guidance to students in various subjects. During her time at the BioCONECT Oncology Leadership Development at Rutgers University, Amber learned about cellular biology and the genetics of cancer and was able to assist in diagnosing and treating a real case of cancer. With a passion for computer science and biology, Amber aspires to one day contribute to cancer research as a computational biologist. Outside of STEM, Amber has been dancing since the age of 4, and is trained in many styles including Ballet, Kathak and Bhangra.

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