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Deborah-Aaliyah Theophile

2022 YCCI Summer Exposures Intern

Deborah Theophile is a rising senior at the High School for Community Leadership in Jamaica, NY. She aspires to be a doctor in neurosurgery or pediatric neuroscience. Deborah loves to engage in learning. It isn't surprising to see Deborah in deep discussions with her teachers and finding solutions to help her community. Deborah is interested in sports, music, and learning and she continues to find ways to pique her curiosity. Deborah has a desire to help and impact the world. In being involved in many STEM-related initiatives, she strives to find ways to learn about public health, neuroscience, and research to educate youth.

About my YCCI Internship

My YCCI internship experience has been extraordinary! I was able to meet such fascinating presenters and amazing peers. I gained deeper insight into the different research fields, such as informatics, pediatrics, and science communication. I also loved my group project because not only did we create a high school ambassador club to increase adolescent interest in clinical research, but I got to learn from my mentors and my like-minded peers!

For Students Considering YCCI

This internship is the place to start gaining knowledge and finding ways to positively impact your community.