Hannah Loo

Executive Director

Hello there! I'm Hannah, a Neuroscience PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania! Project SHORT (Students for Higher-Ed Opportunities and Representation in Training) began with a vision to provide mentorship and resources for students from smaller liberal arts schools like my alma mater, SUNY Geneseo (and also I'm 4' 11 3/4" so the name felt apt). My passion lies in creating change, and supporting underperforming and underserved populations. As I pursue graduate studies, I hope to continue creating platforms that enable the development of creativity and innovation. A little bit about me: I was born and raised in NYC, and currently study glia-glia interactions in demyelinating disorders in the Orthmann-Murphy lab. Outside of Project SHORT, I have my degree in Vocal Performance, compete nationally as an Olympic weightlifter, and am involved in my local church.



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