Teryn Allen encourages kids to pursue science careers.
“Global health really is relevant to everybody. BioQuest provides the perfect platform for all types of students to imagine themselves making a difference in the lives of so many around the world.”
Teryn was one of Seattle BioMed's first interns.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to solve the world's health problems. You don’t even need a Ph.D. If you have compassion, curiosity and drive, then you can play a part in improving global health. Case in point: Teryn Allen, one of the first teens to participate in Seattle BioMed's educational outreach program for high school students.
BioQuest's first graduate
Teryn Allen, a young woman involved with Seattle BioMed's BioQuest program since the program’s inception, understands how a little creativity and motivation can inspire teens to do great things. Teryn was one of the first high school students to be mentored in our labs. Following her lab experience, Teryn became the first student advisor for our Science Education Advisory Group and one of the first BioQuest Academy mentors to the class of 2005.
Pursing a passion for global health
Enthused by her BioQuest experience, Teryn went on to study international health at Georgetown University and eventually taught high school biology in Nashville, Tenn. She has a lifelong goal to inspire others to create positive change in global health, and she often finds her way back to Seattle to share her inspiration with others.
Student becomes mentor
Teryn has hosted a special Do-It BioQuest Academy session for high-needs teens. Do-It, a program of University of Washington, strives to increase the success of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. During this special Academy session, Teryn helped students discover their own abilities to pursue academic futures in science and health. During a field trip to Seattle BioMed’s BioQuest learning lab, Teryn made sure students had the same inspirational access to the world of research that she had when she was a teenager, such as opportunities to practice pipetting and Gram staining.
Learn how hundreds of students have followed in Teryn's footsteps and are beginning their scientific futures with BioQuest.