My name is Lynnette Valencia and I am currently a junior majoring in Physiology and minoring in Biochemistry and Spanish at the University of Arizona. Overall, my goal is to attend medical school and pursue my passion for medicine and public health. Before joining the SCAN Lab in August 2018, I did research for Banner Health's Gastroenterology Lab under Dr. Kiela based on colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Aside from being apart of the SCAN Lab team, I am highly involved in the community and on campus supporting health advocacy, knowledge and service. In my spare time, I like to dance, watch movies, boogie board at the beach, and spend time with family and friends.