Favour Orji

University of Washington, Class of 2020
Major: Bioengineering

Favour Orji graduated from Technology Access Foundation Academy (TAF Academy) in Kent, WA in 2016. During high school she actively participated as a WeAct Executive Ambassador, Yearbook Co-Editor In Chief, Speech Team President, Student Ambassador, 12th Grade Representative, Black Student Union and a Track and Field student athlete.

Education, Honors, and Awards

  • Technology Access Foundation Academy (TAF Academy) Graduate 2016
  • GenOM ALVA Intern, Summer 2016
  • Direct Freshman Admission to Bioengineering, 2016
  • Horatio Alger State Scholar, 2016
  • Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Scholar, 2016
  • Tacoma Links Scholarship, 2016
  • Women’s University Club of Seattle Foundation, 2016
  • Jackie Robinson Scholar, 2016
  • Costco scholar, 2016
  • Jack Kent Cooke semifinalist, 2016

Research Interests

As a GenOM ALVA intern during the summer of 2016, Favour worked in Dr. Gwenn Garden's Lab. Her project focused on on the characterization of microglia progenitor cells.

Favour plans on studying bioengineering, going to medical school to become an oncologist and open non-profit hospitals in rural areas. Her aspiration is to utilize her oncological and research skills to alleviate the symptoms of brain cancer, such as loss of motor coordination, confusion, and speech, while researching alternative treatments to help fight the disease.

Research Projects

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Lisa Peterson, Director
Gerberding G76
Phone: (206)685-2593

Latoya Surratt, ALVA Coordinator
Gerberding G76
Phone: (206) 543-3306

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Gerberding G76
Phone: (360)508-3603

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