Anna Schumann: Outstanding International Student

For more than 20 years, UMaine has honored an exceptional international student from each college. Candidates must have a superior academic record and have made meaningful contributions to his or her area of study.

Portrait of Anna Schumann
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Anna Schumann of Moers, Germany will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology, with a double major in biochemistry and a minor in microbiology. 

The Presidential Scholar is captain of UMaine’s track and field team, competing in the long jump and triple jump, and was named to the 2020 All-America East Track & Field Academic Team Indoor & Outdoor. She also received the 2021 M Club Dean Smith award. 

Schumann has been a research assistant in assistant professor Sally Molloy’s lab, investigating how prophage (viruses that infect bacteria) contribute to the fitness of their bacterial hosts and contribute to antibiotic resistance. For her work, Schumann received a Center of Undergraduate Research Fellowship and a UMaine Institute of Medicine Fellowship. 

Schumann is also a peer tutor on campus and mentors youth in track and field in the community.

After graduation, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical and biological sciences at Cornell University.