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Maya Abu-Zahra

Student Worker


Maya Abu-Zahra is a science and technology writer for ISI. She is an undergraduate senior at USC studying journalism and Spanish on the pre-med track. In her pursuit to become a physician, she also aspires to improve communication and promote understanding of science between the public sphere and the medical field.  Maya hosts a podcast 'The Posturing Pre-Med', which voices the trials and tribulations of pre-med students, all in effort to cultivate a more supportive environment as students navigate through college and finding their careers. One of her episodes can be found in the LA times. Maya also enjoys surfing, writing about food and culture, and baking cheesecakes in her free time.