Zahraa Hotait from Georgetown University

Zahraa Hotait

Student at Georgetown University

Washington D.C., DC, USA


Last updated March 7, 2021

Who I Am  

Languages

French (beginner)
Arabic (beginner)
English

Countries Visited

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Lebanon
France
Cambodia
Greece
Vietnam
England

What I Do  

Professional Experience

The Shepard Lab (Georgetown University)

Research Assistant

Research 'ectopic' sensory receptors in the kidney and liver by applying translational physiology research techniques (qPCR, Western blot, DNA/RNA extraction, etc.). Pursue mentored independent research project examining impacts of olfactory receptors on renal and hepatic gluconeogenesis. Present findings at research conferences including Georgetown's annual Undergraduate Research Conference (abstract accepted for 2020 Experimental Biology conference, cancelled due to COVID-19).

Georgetown University

Student Academic Mentor - Human Biology

Lead weekly tutoring sessions to enhance students' understanding of basic physiological concepts using presentations, worksheets, games, and other media. Provide additional one-on-one support to students struggling with rigorous academics. Coordinate with tutoring team to create exam review sessions.
+1 more experience

Professional Interests

Medicine
Public Health
Health Policy
Surgery
Clinical Research
Translational Physiology Research

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Healthcare Access & Reform
Mental Health Destigmatization
Social Justice in Healthcare
Food & Housing Security
Environmental Justice
Women's Reproductive Rights

Volunteer Experience

Volunteer Nurse Assistant

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Jun 2016 - May 2018
Volunteered in an adult oncology unit to complete administrative tasks and support high quality care for patients & families. Sorted prescriptions, updated EHR files, answered pagers. Made rounds on inpatient rooms to provide food, blankets, company.

Favorites  

Food & Drinks

Mini M&Ms
Snapple
Pesto
Samosas
Nutella

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Kehlani
Angele
Lauv

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Money Heist
Killing Eve
New Girl

Education  

School

B.S. – Bachelor of Science, Human Science


Academic Interests

Medicine
Public Health
Neurology
Molecular Cell Biology
Psychology

Extracurricular Activities

CURA Pre-Orientation Program