Deniek Turner

Deniek Turner 
M.S. in Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy

"It is necessary to create fully functioning multilingual hospitals that cater to the needs of every patient that walks through its doors."

About Deniek

Deniek Turner is originally from Alexandria, Virginia and received an undergraduate degree in Biology at Howard University. Here at Georgetown University, Deniek is studying towards a Master's in Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy.

What are you studying at Georgetown University?

I am in pursuing my masters degree in the Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy Program.

Why did you choose Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown University?

As a DMV native, I’ve always sought to receive my education in the DMV area. It has been my mission to be a role model for youth in the area to show them that it is possible receive the best education at home. The BGE at Georgetown embodies just that. Additionally, the BGE provides students with an abundance of opportunities and an amazing network of professors who will support your endeavors!

As a DMV Hoyas Biomedical Academic scholarship recipient, you were selected because your application "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?

With a purely science-based undergraduate education, I really wanted to explore the other side. I wanted to understand how technical science is shaped into the digestible and understandable information that the public interacts with on a daily basis. How is public health formed, implemented, and regulated? In pursuing this degree, I hope to be able to answer these questions. Understanding the policy and regulatory processes behind science will prepare me for a career in all areas of health and health management!

What is the best kept secret about the DMV area?

Well as a self proclaimed foodie, I try to get around to as many restaurants as I can (and the best kept secrets are always food, right?). I personally believe that the DMV area holds some of the best restaurants! Some of my favorite best kept secret restaurants in the area are: Mi Cuba Cafe, Kogiya, Honey Pig, Food Corner, Dukem, and Oohh’s & Aahh’s.