Alexandra Frigerio is a 3rd year currently majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry at the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU. This is her first research paper, and it certainly will not be her last. Her interest in ethnic and racial social sciences stems from her own background and heritage and has been an important personal issue. Future research interests will encompass new biomedical innovations and healthcare in less developed countries. Frigerio hopes to go on to medical school and to work for Operation Smile performing cleft palate surgeries overseas. She currently is working towards graduating in the spring and receiving her CNA Board Certification.

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