Alina is originally from Raton, New Mexico. She attended the University of New Mexico where she received her degree in Biology with a double minor in Chemistry and Population Health. We asked Alina why she likes research – “My first research experience was in a translational ovarian cancer research lab. I was part of a research team that developed and tested ovarian cancer treatments. Now, here at ACT, I get to work with patients, learn science and help advance medicine.” Alina loves to hike, camp, snowboard and spend time with her family, friends and dogs.