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guided by faith and altruism, cels student pursues dream of dentistry


For Umu-Kultumie Tejan-Jalloh, dentistry is not only a lifelong goal, it’s her passion. A junior medical laboratory science major in the College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS), Tejan-Jalloh aspires to open a dentistry practice in her home country of Sierra Leone.
Growing up in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city, Tejan-Jalloh discovered her passion for the sciences early on. “When I was younger, I did well in chemistry and biology, so I knew I wanted to go into medicine,” she says.
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