Skopje, North Macedonia
Tami Gjorgjieva, from Skopje, North Macedonia, is pursuing a PhD in genetics at Stanford School of Medicine. She graduated from New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Tami aspires to use her expertise in human genetics to shape genetics-related policy frameworks on a global scale. At NYUAD, she served as president of student government and was a competitive debater. As an interdisciplinary research fellow at NYUAD, she studied the population genetics of Emiratis in the United Arab Emirates and their attitudes toward genetic research. She also helped build a number of COVID-19 research studies. At the National Bureau of Economic Research, she worked on developing a new statistical method for genetic data analysis, and studied the ethical, legal and social implications of human genetics. Tami received the NYU President’s Service Award, the NYUAD Collaborative Leadership Award, and was named a GapSummit Biotech Leader of Tomorrow.