Briana Martin-Villa earned her undergraduate degree in Bioengineering. She is interested in biomaterials and their application in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. At Stanford, Briana did research in the Heilshorn Lab, engineering a matrix for the culture of human intestinal organoids and studying regeneration post-radiation. Apart from research, she is passionate about elevating and empowering community voices in conversations centered on biotechnology, identity, and culture. She co-led BioJam, a program in the Greater Bay Area that engages youth from underserved communities to explore bioengineering and biodesign through their own culture and creativity.