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Liliana Hopkins

Liliana Hopkins is a second-year biology major at Bergen Community College. In high school, she completed educational internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Liberty Science Center. As a science communication volunteer for Mount Sinai, she redesigned the BMEII neuroimaging webpage. Her creative publications include the 2022 and 2023 Girls Write Now anthologies. At the 31st Annual Beacon Conference, she presented her analytical literary paper, "Moby Dick analyzed as a Metafiction." Lili is currently the treasurer for Bergen's STEM Student Union. She mentors for Turning Point, a program that supports students with intellectual disabilities. As an intern for Bergen's 3SP initiative, Lili leads a research team aiming to develop a DNA-barcoding method for land-plants. She reviews her recent findings in a scientific paper, which will be published in the Union College Undergraduate Research Journal. She is also a researcher for 3SP's microbial fuel cell experiment. Lili plans to earn her Ph.D. in Biology prior to pursuing a career in science policy. She hopes to mitigate climate change by promoting environmentally conscious legislature.

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