Two questions come to mind when chatting with new anthropology alumnus Matine Azadian: First, how does one turn an anthropology degree into a career in medicine? And second, why would someone choose such an unconventional-and seemingly more complicated-path?
Azadian, a 2016 UCI graduate, seems to have the answers; he's navigating the unusual road quite successfully. During his time as an undergrad, he earned the title of UCI's Chancellor's Scholar for the class of 2016; a place as the youngest UCI student to be named an Endowed Research Executive with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and-most recently-the prestigious Presidential Champion of Change Award.
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