Harim Won is a Maverick who had big dreams from an early age.
Growing up in Omaha, Won always wanted to pursue a career as a medical doctor. As he began applying to colleges, Won was contacted by the UNO Honors Program who urged him to visit UNO.
“I looked at some other places in the area, but I really did feel most at home when I visited UNO,” he said.
He decided to complete his undergrad at UNO after being impressed by the campus and the resources the university had to offer.
Won was involved in undergraduate research very early on, and thanks to the university’s IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence program, he was able to complete a summer research internship at UNMC.
He went on to work in UNO’s Department of Biology where his work culminated into his senior honors thesis.
Once he receives his diploma from UNO, Won will begin his Ph.D. at Harvard University where he will study biological sciences in public health.
Who knows? One day Won might come back to the place where it all began.
“In the long term, I would like to become a professor of biology and teach at the university level - maybe even back home at UNO!”
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