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Nicolle Vilca

Nicolle Vilca is a first-year biology major and a part of the Honors Program at New Jersey City University. This summer of 2021, she became a STEM Success Academy Scholar by completing three accelerated college credit classes in Precalculus, Chemistry, and Career Directions. She was a teen summer docent at the Liberty Science Center, providing interactive science activities for visitors and teaching kids how to conduct experiments. Nicolle has served as a translator in the Emergency Department at Hudson Regional Hospital and thee Same-day-Surgery Department at Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center. She has a keen interest in bees' role in the environment and has researched their different pollen preferences and how their venom affects muscle soreness. Her contribution to venom therapies used in easing the pain of arthritis won her the Alumni Award from the Young Science Achievers Program. Nicolle can speak Japanese and was a part of the Japanese National Honor Society. She aspires to become an emergency medicine physician.

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