Donna Aranibar is originally from Lima, Peru though she’s lived for the past 10 years in Glastonbury, CT where she graduated from Glastonbury High School. She will be attending UConn in the fall as a biology and anthropology major. Donna has been involved in a variety of UConn’s Health Career Opportunity Programs (HCOP), including Jumpstart, Junior Doctors Academy, Senior Doctors Academy, and the Pre-College Enrichment Program. Each program renewed and increased her interest in medicine. This past year, Donna competed in the Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair, where she was recognized as a first honors finalist and won a special award from the University of Connecticut’s Physics department.