Scholar Class – 2012
Upon entering high school, Noah Lupica joined his school’s Gay-Straight Alliance and began organizing programs to increase awareness of LGBTQ issues. The focus of his senior year was to produce a documentary film and discussion-based outreach program to address the discomfort felt by many members of the large immigrant population in Portland, Maine surrounding issues of gender identity and sexual orientation. Noah is also an aspiring scientist and in 2011 was awarded a research fellowship to conduct microbiological stem cell research at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. He received another research fellowship for the summer of 2012 to conduct type I diabetes research at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Noah has been admitted to the eight year Program in Liberal Medical Education at Brown University; he expects to graduate from Brown University in 2016 and then go on to earn his medical degree from Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School in 2020. As a physician, Noah plans to serve the needs of LGBTQ patients.