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Alumni Spotlight

Gabriela Salinas 

Gabby's Story

GABRIELA SALINAS is a 2011 CBU graduate of the Biochemistry program with a Microbiology degree from UTHSC and is currently seeking her PhD in Immunology and Biochemistry. Gabby has embodied the core values of Faith, Service, and Community though her work, educational focus, and community involvement. Not only is she a champion for CBU, she served as such a phenomenal example of CBU alumni success that one her younger brothers enrolled and is a current CBU student.

In addition to managing her job at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and her studies in the PhD program at University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Gabby travels the country as a champion for the work of St. Jude. As an advocate for St. Jude's work, she has founded a fundraising team, Danny's Dream Team, composed of pediatric cancer survivors who now participate in the annual St. Jude Half Marathon. Herself a three-time bone cancer survivor, Gabby too, is a participant.