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Del Mar native overcomes hearing loss, receives scholarship to pursue medical career

Del Mar native overcomes hearing loss, receives scholarship to pursue medical career

Del Mar native Victoria Popov, 22, was recently awarded the Graeme Clark Scholarship from Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions.

Born deaf, a whole new world opened up for Popov when she received cochlear implants at ages 8 and 17. The Canyon Crest Academy graduate is now a senior at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, majoring in biomedical science with a minor in psychology. Popov said the scholarship represents an investment in her education as she aims to continue on and become an otolaryngologist (ENT), inspired to help others after her own experiences.

Popov received her scholarship on Feb. 19 in Orlando, Fla.,...

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