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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Paige Eberle

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Paige Eberle is a member of the Leffler Lab in the department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah. Her research uses computational approaches to study the DNA of human and non-human primate species. In doing so, she hopes to provide insight into how genetic ancestry affects malaria susceptibility and resistance in populations found in regions where malaria once was or still is endemic, and perhaps further insight into the origins of these adaptations. In addition to her research, Paige has previously participated in outreach events focused on getting younger students interested in STEM through programs such as STEMCAP and Letters to a Pre-Scientist. Through STEMAP, she wants to continuing learning how to talk about science in a way that is exciting to young students and members of the community. Outside of research and outreach, Paige loves hiking and backpacking as well as baking, doing puzzles, and rowing on the Great Salt Lake.