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Emma Stimpfl, graduate of Harvard College in 2021, participates in ceremony 2022


November 23, 2022

Emma Stimpfl, a member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, participated as a graduate in Harvard College's on-campus graduation ceremony for the combined Classes of 2020 and 2021, on May 29, 2022, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She graduated from Harvard College the previous year, on May 27, 2021.

Emma earned the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honors with a concentration in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology, along with a secondary in German and Scandinavian Studies. In addition, she received a foreign language citation in Swedish.

Her thesis, presented to the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, is entitled, "Binding and Signaling of TGF-Beta Ligands GDF8 and GDF11 in Endothelial Cells," and is based upon her research in cardiovascular health.

While at Harvard, Emma worked as a licensed Emergency Medical Technician with the Harvard University CrimsonEMS, and was also a featured soprano soloist and member of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. Her future plans are to attend medical school.

Emma is the daughter of Kristi Wells-Saiger and David Saiger of Bemidji, and Kurt Stimpfl of Baudette; and is the granddaughter of Carol and Andy Wells of Bemidji.


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