Shauna Staples

Lead Fellow

Shauna Staples served as a nuclear electrician’s mate in the Navy for six years. She attended the WSP humanities and business course at the University of Notre Dame in 2021 and was an alumni fellow in 2022. Shauna is a junior at the University of Notre Dame, majoring in neuroscience. She intends to begin her medical school application process at the end of the 2023-2024 academic year and matriculate into medical school in 2025. Shauna became a tutor in the writing center during her sophomore year and is also in Dr. Diane Lane’s research lab, which is focused on finding biomarkers that indicate chronic pain. Beginning next year, Shauna will be a mentor in the Peer2Peer sponsorship program at Notre Dame. This program will focus on helping other veterans at Notre Dame smoothly transition to the new institution.

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