Soar-in-4 Scholars

2022 Cohort for Scholars

Paulo Adams Paulo Adams

Hello, my name is Paulo Adams and I am pursuing a B.S. in Biological sciences at Florida Atlantic University with a minor in Biotechnology. My goal is to graduate and obtain an M.D-PhD where I can combine my interests in molecular genetics and oncogenesis. My hobbies include boxing and basketball. I am excited to be a part of this program!




Eden Adera Eden Adera

Hello, fellow owls! My name is Eden Adera, I am majoring in Medical Biology and am incredibly honored to be a part of the Soar in 4 Program! After graduating from FAU, I plan to pursue medicine and become an Anesthesiologist. Growing up with family members in the medical field, I quickly discovered my passion for medicine. I am thrilled to be surrounded by peers who share similar goals and a student success team to help guide me towards my goals!



Sadine Al-Farauki Sadine Al-Farauki

Hello! My name is Sadine Al-Farauki, and I am a sophomore pursuing a Biology degree here at Florida Atlantic University. I have aspirations of going to medical school and becoming a physician one day. I hope to match into oncology and specialize further. In high school, I became a certified medical assistant and certified EKG technician. Since then, I have worked in the healthcare field for about 3 years now and have enjoyed every second of it. I love caring for my patients and ensuring they get the best treatment possible. I look forward to all the ups and downs life has to offer and being able to tackle them head-on.



Constance Barrett Constance Barrett

Hi, my name is Constance Barrett but, normally I go by Connie. I hope to pursue a B.S. Degree in chemistry and a minor in Criminal Justice. My goal for the future is to work in the forensic science field, specifically forensic chemistry. I believe this program will help me strive towards my goal in having a successful career.




Jonah Cohen Jonah Cohen

Hello, fellow Owls! I am originally from North Carolina but have spent the last six years here in South Florida and am a former homeschooler. I am passionate about animals, advocacy and enjoy volunteering at an area animal rescue as well as spending time assisting those with dementia. Additionally, I am grateful to be a part of the Soar in 4 program, where I can receive mentorship and research opportunities. As a Biological Sciences major, my plan after graduation is to attend medical school.




Kayla Esposito Kayla Esposito

Hello!! My name is Kayla Esposito and I'm from a small town in New Jersey. My major is neuroscience and behavior. I am pursuing my medical degree and hope to become a psychiatrist one day in the future.




Shanyce Francois Shanyce Francois

Hi, my name is Shanyce Francois, and I’m from South Florida. I am currently an upcoming Sophomore majoring in Health Science. I aspire to attend medical school to become a Pediatrician. Besides school, I work on art projects and read in my free time. I’m very grateful to be a part of the SOAR program at FAU for the next coming years!




Angelica Garzon Angelica Garzon

Hi! My name is Angelica Garzon and I am pursuing a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavior with a minor in Biology. My goal is to be part of a research department revolving around molecular neuroscience, as well as graduate with a bachelor’s & master’s in neuroscience. I aspire to participate in research in the medical field and become a neurologist or a child and adolescent psychiatrist.




Veronica Hoppe Veronica Hoppe

I am Veronica Hoppe. I am from Jacksonville, Florida, and I am interested in Neuroscience and Behavioral studies. The brain is extremely fascinating to me and I am eager to learn all about it.




Vanessa Illanez Vanessa Illanez

Hello, my name is Vanessa Illanez and I'm pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry: Biochemistry. I was born in Ecuador and came to the United States seven years ago. I have always liked chemistry, but I also love anything related to outer space, so I hope to work at a lab for NASA in the future. I believe this program will help me establish a clear path towards my career goals.




Angelique Kelsey Angelique Kelsey

Hello, my name is Angelique Kelsey and I am from Jacksonville, Florida. I am majoring in Health Science with a Concentration in Behavioral and Mental Health with a minor in Psychology. I aspire to become a Substance Abuse Counselor and/or a Marriage and Family Therapist. My hobbies include anything beauty related and reading. I am very excited to see what my future holds at FAU and in the Soar In 4 Program!




Victoria Majeske Victoria Majeske

I am a neuroscience major from Denver, Colorado. I am in Theta Phi Alpha sorority here at FAU. I hope to attend medical school in the future. I love FAU and am ecstatic to be a part of this wonderful program. Go Owls!




Diana Martinez Diana Martinez

Hi, my name is Diana Martinez. I am currently majoring in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry. My goal is to get into pharmacy school and become a compound pharmacist. I am excited to be in this program and to see the new opportunities it will bring.





Rachel Moser Rachel Moser

Hi, my name is Rachel Moser and I am from Melbourne, Florida. I am a junior here at FAU and I am majoring in biological sciences. My goal is to go further on to Veterinary School as I have always had a passion for helping animals. I am currently a Vet Tech and have fallen in love with this career path. I am very grateful for all of the opportunities I have been granted here at FAU as well as the Soar program!




Shreyansh K Patel Shreyansh K Patel

Hi, I am Shreyansh K Patel, an undergraduate here at FAU. I am majoring in Biological Science and am an international student from India. I am currently in my freshmen year and have been selected for this program. I am very passionate about socializing with people and also have a strong interest in painting. I even represented my school in all state painting competition. I am very happy and delighted to be a part of this esteemed program and am looking forward to building new connections and relationships by participating in activities organized by the SOAR organization.



Detchina Rameau Detchina Rameau

Hello, everyone! My name is Detchina, I’m a third year bio student. I’m happy to be a part of this program, and hope to achieve my dream of becoming a PA. As this process is long and is described as difficult for others, I am willing to go through it because this is what I dream to be.




Tasia Robinson Tasia Robinson

Hi, my name is Tasia Robinson and I am majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior at Florida Atlantic University. My ambition in life is to become a Forensic Psychiatrist in order to pursue my passion of helping others with their mental health, while learning more about the mind and how it works. I look forward to growing with the community of FAU!




Ashley Rogers Ashley Rogers

Hi my name is Ashley Rogers and I am a psychology major. I hope to become a clinical psychologist to help children and am excited to see what this program can do for my education.




Hadika Saqib Hadika Saqib

Hi, I am Hadika Saqib and I am from Wellington, FL. I am currently majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in health administration. I aspire to go to dental school and become a cosmetic dentist. I also wish to one day open and manage my own dental office. I am very excited to be a part of this program and strongly believe it will help introduce be to new opportunities and help me achieve my goals.




Rikki Shain Rikki Shain

Hi, my name is Rikki, and I am a freshman here at FAU. Originally from New Jersey, I moved to Florida with my family after graduating high school in 2021. I took a gap year abroad before beginning my pre-med track majoring in neuroscience and behavior. I'm considering switching to pre-health/nursing with the ultimate goal of becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner. I'm a friendly and hardworking individual and am excited to participate in the Soar-in-4 program!




Abhi Srigiriraju Abhi Srigiriraju

I am from Maryland and my goal is to one day become a doctor, specifically a surgeon. My hobbies include playing my electric guitar, weightlifting, and biking.




Lucas Tomulescu Lucas Tomulescu

Hello, my name is Lucas Tomulescu, I am a neuroscience major and I have plans to go to medical school when I graduate. I have chosen the career path of a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, otherwise known as a sports medicine doctor since I am passionate about fitness, health, and human physiology. I am very thankful for the opportunity to be in the Soar in 4 program and I am eager to see what the future entails for me.




Brandon Trenta Brandon Trenta

Hello! My name is Brandon Trenta and I am from Oviedo, FL. I am pursuing a B.S. Degree in the Exercise Science PT/OT Track. My goal after earning my bachelor's degree is to attend medical school and specialize in orthopedic sports medicine. I am honored to be part of the Soar Program and am excited about the opportunities it will provide me.




Gabriel Vieira Gabriel Vieira

My name is gabriel vieira, I am a sophomore in medical biology. My goal is to become an anesthesiologist, graduate with a bachelors, and come back to FAU in the future to obtain a specialization and masters. I wish to become the kind of doctor that the patient can laugh with and feel relieved going into any examination, operation, or counseling with. I hope to be able to work together well with all my colleagues, being knowledgeable enough to even give advice on topics not of my specialization. I am currently a full-time student being interviewed for medical positions such as medical scribe to be able to obtain relevant experience and simultaneously excel in school and study. My own personal achievements are limited to school having achieved a gpa of 4.8 in high school and a current 4.0 in college alongside obtaining multiple scholarships through demanding work and having had worked a job in the past as a shift manager in a firehouse subs! Overall while living a normal, uneventful life I feel very fulfilled in my day to day and continue to work hard to one day be able to take what makes me ordinary and make it extraordinary and help others in my future career.


Shnaida Vilcean Shnaida Vilcean

My name is Shnaida, and I am a first-year student at Florida Atlantic University. My major is in neuroscience and behavior, with a minor in psychology. In the future, I would like to go to medical school to become a pediatrician. I am beyond grateful to be a part of the Soar in 4 Scholar 2022 program and feel honored to be part of such an amazing organization.




Erika Wilczek Erika Wilczek

My name is Erika Wilczek and I am currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in Neuroscience. My plan is to graduate in only 3 years and then continue my education to get a PhD. My goal is to become a professor and conduct research, since I love being in an academic environment and wish to educate others. I look forward to all the opportunities at FAU and those offered by being part of the Soar-in-4 program!





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