Christiana Okafor

Christiana Okafor is a pre-med student at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She graduated with honors as valedictorian from the High School for Law and Justice in Houston, Texas in 2019. In 2018, she was chosen from over 50 candidates to participate in an internship with Dr. Stephanie Coulter and her team to gain exposure to biomedical research and women’s heart and vascular disease focused research and education. Today she continues to advocate for heart health as a THI Heart Health Community Ambassador and devotes her time to extracurricular activities and academic organizations and serving her community. Show full bio

She has a strong desire to pursue a career in the medical field and represented her high school and the state of Texas as a delegate at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Boston, Massachusetts. She participated in the SAGES Mini-medical Bootcamp and successfully completed the Saturday Morning Science Program at Baylor College of Medicine. Her experiences have inspired and influenced her curiosity of the human body, how it works, and why certain diseases arise and have no cure.

Texas Heart Institute Positions


  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Rheumatology
  • Community Service
  • Social/Economic/Ethnic Justice and Equality
  • Political Science
  • Traveling


  • Microsoft Office Certified
  • Level 1 Certified in CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

Recent News

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