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Celebrating the Class of 2020

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Austin Alves Varela

BA in Data Science with a concentration in Biology; BS in Computational Biology; Clusters in European History and Portuguese


Hometown: New York, New York, USA

Events: Yes, Dandyhacks as a volunteer for the last 3 events

Awards: Modern Languages & Cultures Book Award

Research: I did evolutionary biology research to predict protein-protein interactions under Dr. Jack Werren (Dept of Biology)

Other Highlights: For the last 3 years I've lived on the Computer Interest Floor which is a special interest house on campus. There, I served a year on the executive board as the Tech Services Director where I helped run both the organization and our computer lab.

Future Plans: Academia: I will be attending Weill Cornell Medicine Graduate School in New York City to complete a Master's of Science in Computational Biology

Resume: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cV3TeioJWjPaVwrrkUBx40orEbFJlTey

Memory of Rochester: It is hard to pick a favorite moment because there were so many! I just know that I love the winter snow in Rochester!

Message to Family and Friends: I want to thank all my professors and family for helping me complete my double major here at Rochester.