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Milken Scholar 2017
Scholar Profile

Melissa Hynds



Melissa Hynds graduated from Central Park East High School as an AP Scholar, member of the National Honor Society and of the National Hispanic Recognition Program. She was an intern doing science research at Columbia University as a junior. While in school, she co-founded the Fit Club to help her fellow students develop better eating habits and assisted in developing a food map for places for teens to eat lunch with healthier choices. Melissa is a senior majoring in “Medicine, Science, and the Humanities” at Johns Hopkins University pursuing a career as a physician. She is currently a head Peer Academic Advisor and a mentor in General Biology at the university. She has served as Community Service chair and Secretary of Lambda Epsilon Mu (the pre-health honor society at JHU), the Social Chair and Treasurer of the Organización Latina Estudiantíl (Latinx Student Organization), is the co-captain of the Johns Hopkins Cheerleading team, and is a member of the Medical Interpretation and Translation Initiative (MINTI) group on campus. She is an undergraduate research assistant Pediatric Oncology department of the Johns Hopkins Hospital researching the role of WT1 mutations in acute myeloid leukemia. She is also an intern with the Baltimore City Health Department developing, and translating into Spanish, an online resource directory for Baltimore residents called CHARMCare.

High school:  Central Park East


College Year Degree
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
2021 B.A. Medicine, Science, and the Humanities