Safa Abdulkadir- 2020 Climb4KC Scholar

My family is originally from East Africa but I grew up in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Upon graduating high school, I was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease which inspired my interest in medicine and research. From there, I pursued a degree in physiology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and went on to attend medical school at the same institution. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running, and visiting art museums. I have always been interested in the ways we can leverage technology to deliver more precise and impactful healthcare. When I learned of this Kidney cancer research project, I immediately knew I wanted to become a part of the team because it was the perfect intersection of clinical medicine, computer science, and mathematics.