Maryam Kamel '23

Molecular Biology

Concentration: Molecular Biology

Certificates: Global Health Policy & Linguistics

Hometown: Liverpool, NY

What's a favorite memory from your first year at Princeton?
It’s really hard to choose just one favorite memory, but I must say that my trip to England during fall break with the ORL is very hard to beat. I loved learning about reconciliation and very much enjoyed exploring London with other Princeton students.

What's a Princeton class that has shaped the way you think and why?
Medical Anthropology (ANT240) has expanded my perspective of illness, healthcare and the world at large. Utilizing an anthropological lens allowed us to learn about how health and illness are shaped, experienced, and understood in light of global, historical, and political forces. Ultimately, this class left me with a deeper awareness of the complex structural systems that influence our contemporary world and a stronger appreciation of ethnography.

Hey First College! My name is Maryam, and I am a senior from Upstate New York. I am a pre-med student in the Molecular Biology department and am pursuing certificate in GHP and Linguistics. If you have any question about being pre-med or pre-health in general at Princeton, feel free to reach out! On campus, I am a co-coordinator of the Princeton Chapter of Partners in Health Engage, an OA Leader and a member of the Alcohol Initiative Board and the Religious Life Council. I am also involved with the Princeton Public Health Review and am part of several projects sponsored by the Office of Religious Life. If I am not eating cookies at Murray-Dodge, you can catch me studying at East Pyne, getting bubble tea at Kung Fu Tea, or working out at Dillon Gym. I am a huge advocate for self-care, healthy sleep and maintaining a healthy school-life balance, and I hope to promote these healthy habits as a PAA. I can’t wait to get to know you all! Don’t hesitate to contact me whenever to grab a meal or talk about anything!