Miryea Cisneros

After Miryea's freshman year at IU, she participated in a medical mission to Costa Rica, an experience she described as humbling and one that continues to motivate her. Currently, Miryea serves as vice president of finance for thePhi Delta Epsilon pre-medical fraternity and is president of STEM Outreach — a program that enhances educational opportunities for some of Bloomington's underrepresented elementary school students.

She also works at the IU Visitor Information Center, giving tours to prospective students, campus visitors and alums and sharing information about the campus she loves.

I’ve always tried to be that person who makes everyone feel like they should be here — you’re supposed to be here, and you should feel welcome.

In the summers of 2015 and 2016, Miryea was selected to participate in a pre-medical program for undergraduate students at University of Chicago's Pritztker School of Medicine. The program exposed her to various medical procedures, treatments and practices, and allowed her to meet current medical students, who took the time to share their personal experiences.

Over the summer of 2016, she also took part in an IU course focused on tourism, culture and sustainability in Naples, Italy to further her understanding of Italian culture and culinary practices.