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From poverty to medical school, CSUEB grad credits profs for his success

Researching colorectal cancer may seem a far reach for an ethnic studies major, but Terrence Wong, BA, ethnic studies (’11), credits his mentorship with Nicholas Baham, associate professor and chair of the ethnic studies department, and Erik Helgren, associate professor of physics, with providing him a balanced exposure between the humanities and physical sciences.

“The nurturing environment of Cal State East Bay has been responsible for all the success that I have had in life,” said Wong. “The unique experience I had [at CSUEB] provided me with a balanced education that will one day allow me to – hopefully- be a leader in medicine.” He also believes that doing undergraduate research with Helgren coupled with academic excellence made his search to find work as a scientist, “incredibly easy”.

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