Engineering Student Named 2021 Udall Scholar

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UArizona Engineering
Biomedical engineering student Sebastian (Sebo) Diaz is among 55 students from 42 colleges and universities who have been selected as 2021 Udall Scholars, on the basis of commitment to careers in the environment, Tribal public policy, or Native health care; leadership potential; record of public service; and academic achievement. Diaz's undergraduate work in the lab of Dr. Jennifer Barton is focused on biomedical imaging and optics, and he has worked on developing endoscopes for early ovarian cancer detection and on creating new methods to diagnose lung disease. A member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, he has served as president of the American Indian & Indigenous Health Alliance since his first year at the university, and is the current vice president of the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau.