Profile: Renee Plummer
Renee Plummer: Biology Major
Renee is a UW alum, originally from Auburn, Washington. She enrolled at the UW fall 2008 by receiving financial aid through the Husky Promise Program through scholarships and grants including: EOP Endowed Scholar 2011, Mark Cooper Scholar 2010, and SSS Trio Scholarship. She was a member of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation STEM Program, OMA&D Student Ambassador, and an HFS Student Coordinator for Express Markets on Campus. During the summer of 2010, she participated in a Summer Teaching Laboratory, part of the University of Washington's Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) Program. This opportunity allowed her to develop a skill and mindset to learn how to conduct biomedical research. Research is not simply a position, a profession, or location but rather is a state of being. During fall 0f 2010, she began working on a project in the Family Child Nursing Department examining sleep quality and biomarkers in school-age children with and without Asthma. The project involved statistical work, organizing and interpreting data conducted in a sleep lab on children between the ages of 6-11. Both research projects were presented at the University of Washington Undergraduate Symposium in both the summer and spring. Renee also served as the teaching assistant job for the IMSD Bioengineering Teach Lab Program for summer 2011 as well as a volunteer in the Emergency Department of Harborview Medical Center. During her time at UW she served as a teaching assistant for a Pharmaceutical Bioengineering course in autumn 2011. Her dream for herself has always been to be wearing a white coat, walking through the white halls of the hospital and helping the people with their health related problems. She hasn't wanted anything more in her life. Renee hopes to be able to attend the University of Washington's Medical School and become a clinical cardiologist. "The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary."