Name: Jamaris J. BurnsJamaris

What undergrad school are you from, and what was your major?:
Johnson C. Smith University with a B.S. in Mathematics.

Why did you apply to Georgetown University?:
I applied to Georgetown because of the location since I wanted to be closer to home. I also applied because of the curriculum being only 3 semesters and the quality of the courses that will make me marketable when I apply for jobs post-graduation. Also, I applied to strengthen my statistics skills.

What are you studying here at Georgetown University?:
I am studying biostatistics.

As a Hoyas for Science recipient, you were selected because your application to Georgetown "demonstrated a commitment to biomedical research and graduate studies at the Masters’ level." What do you hope to accomplish here at Georgetown and/or what is your interest in biomedical research or graduate studies?:
During my time at Georgetown, my main goal is to network with as many students and faculty as I can. I am interested in social and behavioral sciences, health disparities and infectious diseases. My future plans are to get an entry-level job as a biostatistician and make an impact in the field of public health through my research.

Please share an interesting fact about yourself:
Something interesting that many people do not know is that I enjoy doing arts & crafts and DIY projects. Right now I am into painting on canvases.