2023 Projects Program Speaker – Farnaz Naeemikia, International Peace Scholarship Fund
Growing up in Iran as a girl in a male-dominated country, Farnaz Naeeemikia learned early that life is not easy, but that the key to success is patience and resilience. She holds an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Iran, a master’s degree in applied physics and a second master’s degree in biology. Farnaz is now an IPS renewal recipient, pursuing a doctorate in biomedical engineering at Pennsylvania State University where she is in the top one percent of her class. She is determined to contribute significantly to the field of cancer research, with a focus on developing more effective immunotherapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a devastating form of cancer affecting children.