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Janelle Chavez

Janelle Chavez

Janelle Chavez

Port Isabel, Texas
United States
MD
School of Medicine

Janelle Chavez, from Port Isabel, Texas, is pursuing an MD at Stanford School of Medicine. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology with honors from the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), where she was a Forty Acres Scholar. Janelle aspires to use technology to improve lives in and outside of healthcare clinics, to increase healthcare accessibility, and to promote wellbeing through prevention. She served as a health policy intern at the Texas State Capitol, was a United Nations Novus Summit Delegate, and worked as a research assistant at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She also co-founded the UT Global Surgery Student Alliance and volunteered at medical clinics in the Dominican Republic and Peru. Janelle was named a UT Austin Dean’s Honored Graduate and recieved the College of Natural Sciences Leadership and Service Award. She is a National Cancer Institute R25E Fellow, Coca-Cola Scholar, Stamps Scholar, and two-time Texas State Champion in Spelling and Vocabulary.

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