UMBC Alumni - Ask Me Anything:
Research, Healthcare, Biotech and the Environment
Aishwarya Iyer ‘18, MD. Ph.D. biochemistry and molecular biology
Aishwarya Iyer (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a 3rd year MD/PhD student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, pursuing her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Born and raised in Maryland, she attended UMBC as a Meyerhoff Scholar and Division I athlete, and graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry in 2018. When she is not studying or conducting research, she enjoys exercising, cooking different vegetarian recipes (been vegetarian my whole life!), and singing.
Samantha Mertz ‘19, environmental science and geography