Name: Omar Zermeno
Lab: Dr. Gunduz
Hometown: Jacksonville FL
Fun fact: UF Housing Fair is my favorite holiday 🙂
What motivates you? I’m motivated by helping people by making things and being a lifelong learner
What attracted you to UF BME? It sounded cool? I initially did it as a way to keep on the pre-med track and do engineering but I fell in love with the engineering side and fell off of the pre-health track. I’m really glad I made this decision and I look forward to where it will take me.
What I love about Gainesville: Watching people in all walks of life develop in this small college town in the middle of Florida has been a unique experience. It’s something I don’t see in other schools in big cities.
Motivational Quote: “It’s not that serious” -Ibram Samuel. It’s easy to get caught up in your troubles but just find a friend and take a breath, everything works out eventually.
Honors and awards:
- GRiP, Vice President, 2019-2021
- GRiP, President, 2021-2022
- Mayo Clinic Keynote Speaker, 2021
- Cum Laude, 2022