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College Update: Perla Rubi, Junior at Bowdoin University

Access College Update: Perla Rubi
“This summer I have been interning at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. I was part of the Physician Scientist Training Program in high school and they gave me the opportunity as an undergraduate to intern at one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals. I am working in Dr. Margot Taylor’s lab in the Department of Neurosciences and Mental Health. I am working on a project that is looking at brain connectivity of adults and children with autism when performing a theory of mind task. Toronto has been amazing so far! I got the chance to watch some squash pros in the Pan-American games. I even caught one of the balls when it went over the glass. Toronto is such a diverse city and there is always something to do. I had never considered myself much of a city girl until now”