Rita Algorri

Los Angeles, CA, US
Field of Work 
**HEALTH & MEDICINE**
Company 
University of Southern California
Job Title or "Student" 
PhD Student, Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics
Education 
Drexel University
Degree 
Nutrition, BS; English, BA
Education Level 
Bachelors
Profile Biography 
I am a second year graduate student studying bacterial host immune evasion and the potential immunomodulatory capabilities of antibiotic agents within the USC School of Pharmacy. Before beginning my doctoral work, I earned a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Nutrition Sciences from Drexel University in Philadelphia, near where I grew up in New Jersey. I am a co-founder and chapter secretary for the Los Angeles chapter of Graduate Women in Science (GWIS), executive board member for the USC School of Pharmacy's Pharmacy Graduate Alliance, and contributing author to the Scientista Foundation's online advice and resource content. Outside of lab, I enjoy writing short stories, freelance journalism, decorating my tiny apartment, and art.
Interests 
Writing/blogging, Pets, Dance, Computing, Poetry, Reading, Video games, Travel
Race & Ethnicity 
Hispanic or Latino
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, In-school visit, Job shadow, Online role model, Summer camp visit
My Experience 
I am a new Role Model.
Availability 
Evenings, Weekends
Resources 
Career exploration activities, Fun demonstrations or materials, Funding opportunities, Identifying other role models
Program Affiliation 
None
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