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Katelyn F.

Katelyn Jo France is pursuing a B.S. in Biochemistry and will begin her Pharmacy program this fall at the University of Minnesota - Duluth. She is the founder and CEO of Scientists Making Your Life Easier (SMYLE) LLC, a medtech and mentorship-focused company that produces accessible life-saving medical equipment while also providing opportunities for networking and assistance for underserved students interested in pursuing STEM projects and careers. Katelyn began this mission after her involvement in science fairs in high school and now works to share the knowledge and support that helped her become the scientist she is today. She is currently working with Dr. Jacob Brown of the University of Minnesota - Duluth School of Pharmacy on several different pharmacogenomics projects and is also involved in the Clarke Lyme Disease Lab. Katelyn loves needlework and crocheting, drinking coffee, and hiking along the North Shore of Minnesota. You can find her on social media as @franceinyapants.

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  • 2022 NationalFinalist
  • 2023 CollegiateHonorable Mention
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