“It was like a dream come true. That moment will forever be seared in my memory.”
Mark Wymer combines a fascination with math with a powerful personal interest in easing the suffering of patients with noncommunicable diseases like heart disease and cancer. He’s motivated by the memory of his mother, who died in 2010 after a long, painful struggle with congestive heart failure. For mark, studying biostatistics at Harvard is a window into the future–one where he’ll employ cutting-edge technologies to help cure diseases like his mother’s.
Wymer was teaching English in South Korea when he learned he’d received the fellowship that would make it possible for him to attend Harvard.