Fellow:Aracely Mejia

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Aracely Mejia is a University Innovation Fellow from Bend, OR. She is a junior studying Mechanical Engineering with minors in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. She is on the path to pursuing her P.h.D in Biomedical Engineering after UP. As the vice president of the UP Biomedical Engineering Society, she is currently working with Enabling the Future Project and creating 3D printed prosethic hands for children.

Aracely is a First-Generation student from Mexican immigrant parents. She is passionate about first-generation students and is currently a student coordinator at UP for the FGEN program. Aracely is heavily involved in STEM outreach for low-income schools in the Portland community through her position as the UP Robotics STEM Outreach Coordinator. Through the National University Innovation Fellows Program, she is working to impact a low-income high school with diverse students by providing a professional pre-health elective on the university campus. Aracely is always looking to do more because she wants a higher impact to happen, and she loves to learn and help her community and family. You will often catch her painting, writing, or making projects for friends in the UP Makerspace.