Natasha LaGrega (she/her/hers) grew up in Leawood, Kansas, and is currently a sophomore at KU pursuing a BA in microbiology and a minor in psychology while on the pre-med track. Natasha works in Dr. Brian Ackley’s undergraduate research lab studying neuronal development. Natasha is passionate about healthcare and worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for a year until receiving her Phlebotomy Technician Certification. She also volunteers at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in her free time along with job shadowing local physicians. Natasha is the Founder and President of the KU STEM Initiative, a student organization on campus focused on STEM outreach to K-12 students. She was accepted into the Clinton Global Initiative University class of 2018, with the KU STEM Initiative as her commitment to action. Natasha has a passion for public service and is excited to continue serving others through healthcare and STEM outreach.
Ask me about: being pre-med, undergraduate research, starting an organization, and the Clinton Global Initiative!