HPRAP Alums and What They Are Doing Now

Kaela Levine HPRAP alum 2018
The HPRAP defined the majority of my college experience.

Many of my friendships were forged in the same halls that housed our classrooms. The wonderful advisors invested in the individual student, helping them to create a community that prides itself on both intellectual and personal endeavors. Thank you for all you have done for each of us!

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Freshmen! Take advantage of HPRAP!

This program helped me accomplish my goals of getting to medical school! The faculty are amazing, and they have your success in mind. The relationships that I built with the people in this RAP have lasted through my undergrad. I want to thank the HPRAP for everything that they have done and continue to do for students at CU!

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Never underestimate the value of Coffee Break!

Living in the HPRAP was the absolute best decision that I could’ve made. The small class sizes allowed me to make friends with fellow pre-meds and to make crucial connections with faculty. The HPRAP coffee breaks, outings and speaker series contributed to an unforgettable experience. My favorite perk was being able to attend coffee breaks even after leaving the res hall where I could drop in and catch up with peers and faculty who would better remember me by seeing me again. I will be starting at Vanderbilt Medical School this summer. 

Niketna Forever Buff 2021

Kaela Levine is an alumna of the Health Professions Residential Academic Program. She worked as a Student Event Leader for the RAP for several years, and she went on to graduate with degrees in integrative physiology and neuroscience in 2019. During her time at CU, she was also the Health Professionals Recruitment Chair for CU Boulder's chapter of Global Medical Brigades and a Learning Assistant for Calculus Systems and Modeling. After graduating, Kaela went on to be a Research Assistant in the Morgan Lab at Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science in Nashville. She is currently part of several studies that are looking at functional connectivity in the brain of temporal lobe epilepsy patients and healthy controls. While COVID has changed up day-to-day operations in the lab, it has provided new opportunities to start up her own research that looks at motor function in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy. She has also kept up with patient recruiting, magnetic resonance imaging, and the processing of data. Being in Nashville has also provided musical opportunities (one of the many reasons she looked into Vanderbilt University), and she is currently in the process of recording her first album with her super awesome dad.

Niketna Vivek is a #ForeverBuff as of June 2021, heading off to Vanderbuilt Med School in the fall. "Living in the HPRAP was the absolute best decision that I could’ve made. The small class sizes allowed me to make friends with fellow pre-meds and to develop crucial relationships with faculty. HPRAP coffee breaks, outings and speaker series provided an overall unforgettable experience. My favorite perk was being able to attend coffee breaks even after moving out of the res hall;  I could drop in occasionally to catch up with friends, faculty and mentors and maintain those relationships through my undergraduate years.