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Arleen Lopez Cruz
Arleen Lopez is a clinical research coordinator at the Nudge Unit.
Arleen graduated from Rutgers University-Newark, earning bachelor’s degrees in behavioral neuroscience and biology with a psychology minor and honors college concentration. She has been doing research since her first semester at Rutgers in disciplines like psychology and neuroscience before shifting to a clinical focus in her current work. While at Rutgers, she received the Alumni Association Endowed Merit Scholarship, a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, and the Commemorative Research Endowment Scholarship.
Arleen is the co-founder of Interlingual, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to connect multilingual student volunteers with health care facilities to provide free interpretation services and patient advocacy. Arleen has been recognized for her work at Interlingual with an OZY Genius Award and by the Mount Sinai Diversity Innovation Hub.
Arleen plans to pursue an MD/MPH to continue working for her communities. She is passionate about health care equity, patient satisfaction, and community service in underrepresented communities.