“I am continually astounded by the hard work done by AZBio and its members to connect researchers, government officials, students, entrepreneurs, and doctors to one another. I am beyond excited to get this opportunity to connect with members of Arizona’s Life Science Community.” Diana Tran, AZBio Outreach Intern
Diana Tran has joined the AZBio Team in June to support our new outreach program and to help connect members of our community to AZBio benefits and programs.
“I love the life sciences because there are endless career and exploration opportunities. While many are familiar with the acronym, “STEM”, life sciences are so much more than biology, chemistry, etc. The life sciences dynamic required interdisciplinary coordination and collaboration between research, advocacy, support, healthcare service, and education.”
In addition to her work with AZBio, Diana is active with the March of Dimes Foundation where she serves on a national, state, and local level. She is the National Youth Council Communications and Marketing Liaison, the Chair of National Youth Engagement & Outreach, the Arizona March of Dimes Volunteer Coordinator, the Team Youth Program Development Liaison for the Arizona March of Dimes High School Leadership Council, a member of the Arizona March of Dimes Logistic Committee, and the Arizona State University Collegiate Council Ambassador, leading ASU in their fundraiser, ‘Sun Devils March for Babies.’ From working with the March of Dimes and various other organizations — which include but are not limited to, Science is Fun, AZ Governor’s Office for Children, Youth, and Families, Delta Chi Lambda Sorority Inc., HonorHealth, etc. — Diana has gained experience in communications, marketing, brand representation and promotion, public speaking, customer/clientele service, and logistics planning.
Learning about the Life Sciences:
With a passion for healthcare and advocacy, Diana is involved in classes and clubs related to the life sciences. She took several AP classes, which challenged her intellectually and allowed her to explore many subjects in further depth, including, Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc. Throughout high school, Diana interned with Science is Fun, an organization dedicated to developing STEM programs among the primary youth, ages 5-14. As the publicity manager and marketing chair, Diana was able to work with organizations like Intel, the National Science Foundation, Boeing, etc. to promote the STEM field to both children and adults. Now, as a college student, Diana has taken additional courses in biomedical engineering, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and Hippocratic medicine. Through these experiences, she has found that the life sciences are more than the study of the cells in our bodies and the chemical reactions found within them.
“The life sciences are important because they help people stay healthy” shared Tran. “In the life sciences, researchers and entrepreneurs work together to combine innovation, efficacy, and affordability to advance the health field. I am really excited to have this opportunity to connect with members of our community and more about them and their work.”