- Burnett School Cancer Division
College of Medicine alumna Sarah Gitto now a Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania UCF Alumni has been named among UCF’s Top 30 Under 30 Alumni.
The award recognizes outstanding young alumni who strive for greatness in their professional and personal lives.
Gitto is a three-time UCF graduate, earning her Ph.D., masters and B.S degrees in biomedical sciences from UCF. Gitto, a Jupiter, Florida native, has always loved science – and finding solutions to unanswered questions. While at Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, she did research in pancreatic, ovarian and breast cancer, glioblastoma, diabetes, ALS and chlamydia.
In 2016, she became the first Burnett School graduate student to be selected to UCF’s prestigious Order of Pegasus. In 2017, she received Award for Excellence by a Graduate Teaching Assistant for her work with assisting associate professor, Dr. Robert Borgon, with laboratory work, and grading lab reports, quizzes and homework.
“This year’s 30 under 30 class is a group of trailblazing young alumni who have made an impact within their professions, communities and this university in the early stages of their careers,” said Mike Kilbride, chair of UCF’s Young Alumni Council. “The record breaking accomplishments of this group is inspiring.” The group includes marketing and communications professionals, entrepreneurs, engineers, software specialists, attorneys, education leaders, doctors, nurses, the youngest-elected Florida state representative and a football star, among others.
“It is inspiring to see so many of our graduates building on their UCF experience to make an impact in our community and around the country. The entire Young Alumni Council is proud of this group of finalists, and on behalf of UCF, I extend my sincerest congratulations on this well-deserved accomplishment,” said Kilbride.
The winners will be recognized in a formal ceremony on campus at the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center on May 19.