“ And we know that God causes everything to work together for good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” -- Romans 8:28
Zitadel Anne Perez is a 3rd year biochemistry major, with a minor in philosophy. She graduated from high school with a high GPA and an exceptionally high score on her SATs and ACTs. Continuing her excellent study habits at Mount St. Mary’s College, though it is very challenging, Zitadel is still able to maintain a high GPA. Zitadel plans to further enhance her skills through an M.D P.h.D program after graduation at a prestigious University. She intends on applying to the joint program with UCLA and Caltech and the joint program with USC and Caltech.
In only the few years that Zitadel has been at the Mount, she has accomplished much. She has not only been awarded several certificates of excellence in the math and science, but has also participated in several research conferences. Her proudest accomplishment in her 3 years of college is the research she has done. To start off her new found love for research, she has worked with Dr. Stemp on oxidative DNA mismatches. Because of her outstanding work ethic, Zitadel was also able to work at Caltech on a DNA mismatch project. There, she was able to broaden her knowledge and work with a variety of different people.
Zitdel is very active on campus; she actively participates each year in the WISH (Women’s in Science and Health) symposium. In 2008, she presented her research on caffeine as an antioxidant. In 2009, she presented her research on DNA mismatch that she has done over the summer at Caltech.
Zitadel’s advice to everyone is to “really work hard. It doesn’t come easy. Talk to your professors, they know what they’re doing. You’re in good hands.”