Soraya Shehata
Soraya Shehata
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.
High School: Bethesda-Chevy Chase
Major: Brain and Cognitive Sciences

2012-13: Competed in three regattas as the crew...captured eighth place in the B Division of the Toni Deutsch Regatta (9/9)...also finished eighth at the Hap Moore Team Race (11/4)...ranked 19th in the B Division of the Yale Women's Intersectional (10/14).

2011-12: Competed in five regattas as the crew...finished eighth in the A Division of the Stu Nelson Trophy (10/23)...contributed to MIT's eighth-place finish at the Sharpe Trophy (3/4)...captured third place in the A Division of the Southern Series 2 (4/1)...finished 12th in the A Division of the Emily Wick Trophy (4/15)...ranked ninth in the A Division of the NEISA Women's Championship (4/22).

On Dry Land at MIT: Majoring in brain and cognitive sciences...completed an internship at Institut Curie studying the huntintin protein as an axonal transporter, and its relation to glycolytic machinery and fast axonal transport of vesicles...conducting research in the Graybiel Lab studying L-DOPA-induced dyskinesias in Parkinsonian mice...Brain and Cognitive Science Excellence in Research Award...Massachusetts General Hospital volunteer...Brain and Cognitive Sciences Journal club.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School...was a member of the varsity crew team.