Chanda Turner

Chanda Turner is a second-year MIA student in the School of International Affairs at Penn State University, where her concentration is science, technology and the developing world. Prior to attending Penn State University, Chanda graduated with a BS in Biology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Wayne State University. While studying biomedical engineering, she focused her academic research in the area of smooth muscle tissue engineering. As a research assistant at Wake Forest University, she worked in the areas of regenerative medicine and smooth muscle physiology. In addition to her laboratory experience, Chanda has been involved in various international development projects, including clean water development and widow care in Nigeria and Benin as well as telemedicine implementation in rural Kenya.