BME student accepted to Pfizer’s prestigious Breakthrough Fellowship Program

Marina Fernandez-Campa, BME undergraduate student, was accepted to Pfizer’s prestigious Breakthrough Fellowship Program.

The aim of Pfizer’s Breakthrough Fellowship Program is to advance students who have demonstrated commitment and ability to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The program aims to develop 100 fellows by 2025, selecting only 20 candidates annually. A national survey conducted to understand how fellowship programs have adapted through the COVID-19 pandemic found that increasing gender diversity is one of the top five goals of administrative fellowship programs. The survey’s authors also noted a disparity between the number of available fellowship spots and the number of qualified candidates.

Marina will participate in the following:

  • An initial 10-week summer internship for rising undergraduate college seniors.
  • Two years of full-time employment after Undergraduate Graduation
  • After two years, a fully paid scholarship to complete a full-time, 2-year MBA, MPH, or MS Statistics program in the school of her choice.
  • Summer internship between the first and second years of the MBA / MPH or MS Statistics program
  • Return to Pfizer for a managing role post-program graduation.

Marina completed the summer internship at Pfizer’s New York Headquarters in the global clinical supply chain and vendor management quality operations. She has accepted an offer in Pfizer’s Andover site, one of the most advanced R&D and manufacturing facilities. Marina plans on applying to MBA deferred programs during her senior year to secure a spot for her MBA.