M.S. in Biotechnology
"I believe investing in education technology is investing in the future of STEM outreach; a future with a more diverse workforce in the STEM fields and a higher appreciation in self-guided discovery and learning."
Simone Stanley is originally from Westampton, NJ and received an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering at Howard University. Here at Georgetown University, Simone is studying towards a Master's in Biotechnology with a Entrepreneurship Track.
Why did you choose Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown University?
The deciding factor for me was meeting with Dr. Jack Chirikjian, Director of the Biotechnology Program. We had an engaging conversation about biotechnology business possibilities. I felt very comfortable exploring ideas with him and I knew this program addressed my biotechnology interest and entrepreneurial spirit.
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?
At Georgetown, I will hone my technical skills in bioinformatics and digital health. The future of biotechnology will include genomics studies and more patient-centered healthcare. As I continue my biomedical education and begin my career in healthcare innovation, I am determined to speak up and advocate in spaces where health disparities and global health implications are discussed.
What is the best-kept secret about the DMV area?
The best-kept secret is, the numerous startup and established companies in the I-270 Biotech Corridor in the DC Metropolitan Area. This affords graduate students access to internships and potential employment opportunities.
As a Hoyas for Science 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?
The Entrepreneurship Track of the Biotechnology Program at Georgetown will allow me to explore groundbreaking biomedical solutions and learn the business and public policy knowledge necessary to potentially usher those solutions to the market and to patients globally.
What is your life motto for overcoming challenges and/or supporting diversity and cultural understanding?
Every day is a chance to make a difference.