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Claren A Harper

Class of 2019

Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Undergraduate Degree: Florida State University

Claren graduated cum laude from Florida State University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in biological science and a minor in chemistry. As an undergraduate, she was involved in Alpha Epsilon Delta at FSU and served as the historian during her senior year. Claren volunteered as a camp counselor for the Tallahassee Memorial Diabetes Family Weekend and a family pal at Camp Boggy Creek. She also spent time volunteering at the TMH Diabetes Center and Dr. Nancy Wright’s Office of Pediatric Endocrinology. During the spring of her junior year, Claren traveled to Jamaica with AED and the Caribbean American Medical Educational Organization (CAMEO) to set up free clinics for people living in rural areas. She discovered a passion for medical missions and was selected to lead a new team to Jamaica the following year. Upon graduation, Claren spent the summer working at Dr. Wright’s office and then moved home to Jacksonville to work as a substitute teacher in elementary school. She has a passion for working with children and chose the FSU College of Medicine for its patient-centered approach toward medicine.