More than 37 million Americans have diabetes, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 90% of them have Type 2 diabetes. This summer, IUPUI junior Maddie Lisenko is helping conduct research to get a deeper understanding of the disease at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Along with research, she has found a love for teaching. Tutoring students in biology and chemistry has lit up a love for education and shifted her career aspirations to one day becoming a professor and working on her own research.
Lisenko said she is excited to see what other doors will open during her time at IUPUI. She is ready to jump right in to new opportunities and experiences, and she encourages others to as well.