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BUMMP is the Biology Undergraduate and Master's Mentorship Program at the University of California, San Diego. UCSD is an incubator for brilliance and innovation, especially in the Biology Department. Our senior investigators and students are among the brightest and come from all walks of life. While Biology is a revolutionary field, our face is often a misrepresentation of the global human population. Time and time again we have seen that the most effective problem-solving will be executed by diverse thinkers. Our primary aim is to ensure that our undergraduate and Master's students, including those from historically underserved backgrounds or who have faced obstacles that have limited their ability to conduct research, are equipped with an awareness of their place in science and the strength to stand in that place and advance to higher heights.

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.
-Desmond Tutu


Our MissionIvy  Anya
At BUMMP, we aim to provide a wealth of resources for our mentees including:
  • post-graduation opportunities
  • a safe space for our students to be heard
  • resources for creating a pathway for successful careers in STEM
  • mental health resources to help navigate scientific life after UC San Diego 
  • career and professional development


Our Vision

 We envision a future where each of our Biology students at UCSD has a sense of belonging in Biology and a clear trajectory toward the future, regardless of background or history.









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