Manesy Ceja-Cevallos is an upcoming 4th year student majoring in Integrative Biology with a concentration in Human Biology and a minor in English. She is a bilingual Mexican-Ecuadorian first generation college student who grew up in Cerritos, California. Manesy is passionate about finding solutions to improve people’s access to healthcare. She specifically wants to help communities that have been overlooked in the past, such as low-income people of color. She hopes to attend medical school and help these underrepresented populations. Currently, Manesy is leading an experiment under the Center for Research and Education on Aging. In this research, she studies how specific parts of the human body decline throughout life, and the implications of diseases related to age such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. This research includes working with human subjects, submitting research proposals, and ultimately collecting data that will be presented in a scientific paper. She is very excited to help other students on campus conduct research and succeed in their work!
Please feel free to reach out to Manesy for any help on understanding the research process, scientific methods or papers, on-campus experiments, and the application process for research. She is more than happy to help students with any interest or questions about the human body, healthcare systems, and medical school.