Shams Al-Azzam

University of California San Diego

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University of California San Diego


Shams is a Biology Mater’s Candidate with a research background in infectious disease, glycobiology, drug discovery, and assay development. As the Cheif communications officer of the Entrepreneur Challenge, Shams manages over 30 UC San Diego student-run startups and helped organized two annual pitch competitions. This experience has inspired her to proactively engage in the San Diego startup community with a mission to help build and advocate for next generation of women entrepreneurs in San Diego. Her career goal is to combine her scientific background with her business experience to develop and grow early-stage startups and contribute to her community by supporting entrepreneurs through non-profit organizations such as the TheEFoundaiton.

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