Lavanya Uppala is an University Innovation Fellow and an undergraduate student studying Bioinformatics and Biology at the
University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), with a minor in Computer Science. Lavanya grew up in Nebraska, where she has also lived most of her life. Growing up around family members working in the natural sciences, she also discovered her love for the subject. Combining this with her newfound discovery of computer science, Lavanya reached the juncture of bioinformatics. After joining a community at UNO that would help her to pursue a degree in this, Lavanya was exposed to the UIF program. Through this program she hopes to foster change and innovation at a fundamental level at her university.
At UNO, Lavanya is a second year representative for the Honors Student Association and a member of the Walter Scott Jr. Scholarship program. Additionally she volunteers with the Open Door Mission, a gospel rescue shelter, and works as an undergraduate researcher.
2019 UNO Innovation Fellows
2018 UNO Innovation Fellows