MidAmerica Student Recognition – Deborah Florencia Romero

Deborah Florencia Romero is a health administration graduate student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is passionate about improving healthcare systems and health outcomes across populations. Her plan is to graduate in May of 2022 and go on to work for a hospital system. While attending the University of Illinois, Deborah has assisted in coding results for the UIUC COVID-19 Student Experience Survey and served on the Student Advisory Board at McKinley Health Center. She also participates in a club called Global Leaders.

MidAmerica Student Recognition – Siyao Zhang

Siyao Zhang is a senior in Community Health major at UIUC. Her research interests focus on applying data science skills to detect and predict disease outbreaks at population level. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in Epidemiology or Biostatistics after graduation. Currently, she is working as an undergraduate research assistant with AdaptLab over the summer.