Fellow:Miranda Gajda

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My name is Miranda Gajda and I am a nursing student at York College of Pennsylvania. I am also a member of the Graham Innovation Scholars on campus.Through this program, we learn how to use design thinking and apply it to our everyday life. This is how I got involved on the University Innovation Fellow program to further my knowledge and ability to work with innovation and entrepreneurship. 

On campus, I am also a First Year Experience Fellow. In this role, I act as a student mentor to the freshman on campus, bridging the gap from high school to college. I present mini-lessons to the class educating them on topics such as time management, fun activities on campus, and housing registration. I also am in charge of planning events for freshman to attend to socialize and meet new people while becoming more comfortable with campus. I am also an Anatomy and Physiology laboratory assistant. Here I help students to understand concepts and teach them study methods for the class. 

I am currently employed at Evangelical Community Hospital as a Nursing Assistant. There I am able to interact with patients and care for them while I attend nursing school. This is a great experience to get more interaction with the field I will eventually work in. I am also employed at Ideal Pediatric and Adolescent Care. This is a pediatric office where I have similar duties as a nursing assistant to triage patients and take their vitals. There I am able to work with pediatric patients and their families. In the future, I hope to work in the pediatric field of medicine. 

In my free time, I am a very active person. I am an avid runner and swimmer competing in community races I also enjoy CrossFit and competing in Crossfit competitions. In the summer I love to participate in the Tough Mudder races for the wounded warrior project. 

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