Hi Friends! I’m Naz Atabas, and am a sophomore at Abington Friends School. I was born in Langhorne, Pennsylvania but I am a first generation immigrant from Turkey. I love to connect with my culture and visit my family in Turkey over summer. At school, I am a co-clerk of MENA (Middle Eastern North African) affinity group. I play soccer and run track and field for AFS athletics. I also am involved in Community Service Council and Book Club at school. As you can probably tell, I spend a majority of my week on campus. In my freetime I like to bake, read, and hangout with my friends. I am involved in TRIP because I want to learn more about the STEM field as I am very interested in science. At home, I like to conduct small science experiments and analyze the results. I hope to learn a lot more about biology, chemistry, and other sciences here at TRIP. I look forward to meeting you all soon!
I first started becoming interested in science when I was around ten years old. My parents got my brother and I chickens to take care of. At the time, I did not know this would be the beginning of my science career. I started observing the chickens and learning how they communicate, lay eggs, socialize, eat, etc. I spent a lot of time with my chickens and learned a lot about their egg cycle, fertilization, etc. This “experiment” led me to realize I really did have a liking for science, and therefore started to become more intrigued. When I found out about this program I was beyond excited to join and follow through with my interests.