Where were you born?
What school did you attend?
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
What gained you interest in the NIH?
I became interested in the NIH as a graduate student. I attended a scientific conference and heard presentations from NIH scientists. I had the opportunity to meet several scientist and discuss my research.
What kind of work do you do at the NIH?
I was a postdoctoral fellow studying the intersection of nuclear hormone receptors, chromatin architecture and gene transcription in the context of human breast cancer cells. I was able to use cutting edge molecular biological techniques and interact with a wide ranging group of scientists.
What message would you like to send to young Blacks who are considering going to college?
College can be a wonderful and enabling experience. A terrific opportunity to learn new things, meet new people and expand your horizons. It should be a period of political and social action as a way of appreciating the advantages you have as a college student. As with all activities, “you get out what you put in”, so be engage and have fun.