Reema Alhwij, 25 years old, received her degree in Pharmacy from Beirut Arab University. During her last academic year she joined the Drug Delivery Junior Research Team that was run by the University. The last semester of the faculty she made an internship as a clinical pharmacist. After graduation she started an internship at Sanofi Pasteur.
Three words: Ambitious, Optimistic, Motivated
Book donated to the EMOTION library: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Rasha Alied, 24, was born and raised in Syria. In 2013 she fled the civil war in pursuit of her ambition and relocated to the UAE. There she completed her bachelors degree in pharmacy at the University of Sharjah. During her senior year she received full funding of her research project from Boehringer Ingelheim. After graduation she joined SSMC, the UAE’s largest hospital in partnership with MayoClinic and was deployed to their COVID-19 field hospital where she worked as an inpatient pharmacist. She’s passionate about art, films, travel and cosmetics.
Three words to describe me: Intellectual, Creative, Kind
Book to be donated to EMOTION library: The little prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Gábor Belák is a Hungarian, medical doctor by profession, moreover, he also studied English Medical and Health Sciences Communication. After graduation he worked as a physician at the Department of Emergency Medicine of University of Szeged in Hungary for a year, and then he worked in the private sector. He also gained many international experiences. He was a scholarship holder at the prestigious European Forum Alpbach three times in a row (in 2017, 2018 and 2019) in Austria, and he was also a trainee at the European Commission (at Eurostat) for 5 months in Luxembourg.
Three words: resilient, hard-working, open-minded
Book donated to the EMOTION library: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Priyanshu Bharadwaj was born in India on 8th September 1997. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra. In 2019, Priyanshu went on to pursue a master degree in Nanomedicine and Medical imagine from the Université de Bourgogne Franche Comte. She, then, joined the French National Laboratory, CNRS as a researcher, and continued to work for the post of Nanotechnologist for a period of 6 months, before deciding to pursue the EMOTION Master.
Three words: introspective, determined, liberal
Book donated to the EMOTION library: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Jelena Bjekic was born in Novi Sad, Serbia in 1994. She graduated with honors from the Faculty of Science in Novi Sad and obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemistry. During her studies she took several internships as a quality control analyst and after graduation she worked as an assistance expert at the Faculty of Environmental Protection where she also participated in a project “Assesment of Quality Control of the Non-agricultural Terrain in the Province of Vojvodina, Serbia” in 2020. She is a member of the Serbian Chemical Society. Her passion are languages, travels and cooking.
Three words: curious, adventurous, compassionate
Book donated to the EMOTION library: The fortress by Mesa Selimovic
Darya Bulbenkova was born in Minsk, Belarus in 1995. In 2018 she graduated from the Belarusian State University with a Bachelor’s in Microbiology. During her stay at the BSU, she did a part-time internship at the National Institute of Microbiology. After graduating she held a position of a technologist at a local cosmetic company for two years where she discovered her passion for cosmetics.
Three words: loyal, responsible, outgoing
Book donated to the EMOTION library: “American Psycho” by Bret Easton Ellis
Deuel C. Eamilao
Deuel has obtained his degrees in Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. After completing a credential program (CORe) from Harvard Business School, he held roles in management and consumer marketing in a private firm. He also has a passion for teaching and music, which he shares in his local church. Through the EMOTION program, he plans to use his backgrounds in science and marketing to bring products from the laboratory to the market.
Three words: Ideation, Futuristic, Multifaceted
Book donated to the EMOTION library: “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg
Nawaf Estifan was born in Latakia, Syria. He graduated with a bachelor of pharmacy and pharmaceutical chemistry in 2018. During his degree, he did an internship as a community pharmacist, and after graduation worked as a medical sales representative for skin care products.
Three words that describe him: Adventurer, Ambitious, Adaptable
Book donated to the Emotion library: Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson
Syeda Kinza Haider Jaffry
Kinza Haider was born in Pakistan in 1995. She is a pharmacist by profession. She has done clinical internships in various hospitals. She has also worked in GSK for 1.6 years as a future leader and has worked mainly in Manufacturing and Quality control.
Three words: Dreamer, Social, Genuine
Book donated to the Emotion library: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Leire Larrañaga is 23-year-old, born and raised in San Sebastian (Spain). She obtained her degree in Chemistry at the University of the Basque Country. Her bachelor thesis in Polymeric Chemistry was held through an Erasmus Programme in Skopje (Macedonia). After living in different countries and achieving the Teaching Master, she decided to focus on her science career combining it with her passion, cosmetics.
Three words: Sociable, Active, Open-minded
Book donated to the Emotion library: Memories of a savage by Bebi Fernández
Chin Yi Loh
Chin Yi Loh was born in Melaka, Malaysia in 1995. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from University of Missouri-Columbia (USA). Upon graduation, she started working in a pharmaceutical company as an associate scientist. After that, she was involved in plant and microbial research in an institution to study metabolic stress of bacteria.
Three words: laid-back, resilient, independent
Book donated to the EMOTION library: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Alejandra Pardo López
Alejandra Pardo López is a Biochemical Engineer, who was born in Mexico. She has worked in two pharmaceutical companies, in the production and validation department. She has experience in biotechnological processes and equipment, regulatory affairs, and quality assurance. Also, she has co-founded an English school in Mexico. She accepts new challenges with pleasure and strongly believes that every one of us can make a huge difference in somebody else life.
Three words: persistent, courageous, committed
Book donated to the EMOTION library: Microbe hunters by Paul De Kruif
Vanessa Morales was born in Ambato-Ecuador. She holds a Bachelor´sdegree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, at her thesis she worked in the development of Enrofloxacine nanoparticles for the treatment of Leishmaniasis where she discovered her passion for research, the last two years she worked as a Quality Control analyst in a National Pharmaceutical Laboratory.
Three words that describe her: Confident, Trustworthy, Hardworking
Book donated to the EMOTION library: Paula by Isabel Allende
Momen Rbeihat is a 25-year-old Medical Doctor and an experienced researcher, from his work as a former local officer on research exchange at IFMSA-JO, and research projects that have included different publications. An alumnus of Bard College in New York for studying civic engagement and leadership. He is passionate about clinical research, education, and self-development, with experience teaching in local communities, including Pécs, Hungary. He continues to work in the field of medical and pharmacological research because he wants to use research and data to build a healthier future.
Three words: Determined, Organized, and Adventurous
Book donated to the EMOTION library: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Giuliana de Cassia Relva Izzo Pinto
Giuliana Relva was born in 1997 in Brazil, where she obtained her degree in Technological Chemistry with emphasis on Quality Management from University of São Paulo (USP) in 2019. She participated in four scientific researches in metabolomics, organic and inorganic chemistry, and method validation. She worked as a research assistant at Concordia University (Montréal, CA) through the Mitacs Globalink Program and had a professional experience at Henkel in the Integrated Management System. Cosmetics have always been her passion.
Three words: purposeful, adventurer, outgoing
Book donated to the EMOTION library: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Shanaya Rodrigo was born in 1999 in Sri Lanka, but then moved to Hong Kong when she was 9 months old and has grown up there eversince. She obtained her BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from the University of Bristol in the UK in July 2020. She pursed the EMOTION master as one of her passions is cosmetic science. She also enjoys playing volleyball and hanging out with friends.
Three words: Responsible, Family-Oriented, Independent
Book donated to the EMOTION library: Princess: Secrets to Share by Jean Sasson
Ivana Sekularac was born in Podgorica, Montenegro in 1996. When she was 16, she moved to The Netherlands to complete her high school studies. She obtained her Bachelor Honours degree in Chemistry and Forensic Science at Trent University in Canada. In her final year of undergraduate studies, she was employed as an academic assistant for the Chemistry Department of her university.
Three words: adventurous, adaptable, approachable
Book donated to the EMOTION Library: “A man called Ove” by Fredrick Backman
Carolina Serrano was born in Cuenca-Ecuador. She studied Biomedical Engineering with a scholarship from the Ecuadorian government and obtained her degree with Cum Laude recognition in 2020. She received the ECBI award from Yachay Tech University for her leadership and academic excellence. Her passion for science and research lead her to found and be the president of the Biomedical Engineering Club and be part of the organizing committee of several scientific congresses. Besides, she did several internships at the Nuclear Engineering Institute in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), the International Zoonosis Center, and the Nuclear Medicine Center in Quito (Ecuador). As an entrepreneur, she is the CEO and Co-founder of the GelWear company that is dedicated to the sale and production of eco-friendly diapers.
Three words: Passionate, Hard Working, Innovative
Book donated to the EMOTION Library: Unleash Your Inner Company by John Chisholm
Last modified: September 29, 2021