Meet the NSGC Student Interns!
For the past few years, Myriad has partnered with NSGC to host three genetic counseling student interns during the summer. The positive feedback resulting from that program inspired us to expand the program this year to include a student from each of the training programs in the United States. We were thrilled this summer to host 28 students from across the country for a 2 day workshop designed to introduce them to Myriad, allow them to experience a day in the life of a molecular diagnostic lab, and to expose them to the many roles genetic counselors play within the field of hereditary cancer genetic testing. We’d like to introduce you to two of these outstanding students, who will shortly join the ranks of our profession!
Susana San Roman, University of Colorado, Denver
My name is Susana San Roman and I am a second-year genetic counseling graduate student at University of Colorado Denver. I am originally from Mexico City, but decided to move to the United States to complete my education. I obtained my B.A. in Biochemistry at Washington University in St. Louis in 2009, and then worked for two years at Washington University School of Medicine doing research on targeted therapies for breast cancer. My passion for the application and communication of scientific knowledge to help others drove me to pursue a career in genetic counseling.
I had the pleasure to be part of the Student Internship at Myriad this summer on behalf of my graduate program. Learning about the roles that genetic counselors have at Myriad, and seeing them in action, was eye-opening. I was excited to see how the skills I have acquired in school and clinic transfer to an industry setting. I found the corporate culture at Myriad to be innovative, collaborative, diverse, and client-centered. My experience at Myriad was special because it tied my laboratory background, my current graduate work, and my passion to help others together.
—Michelle Landon, MS, CGC
Associate Product Manager