Biomedical Graduate Education

2020 Hoyas for Science Scholarship Recipients

Past Recipients

Lauren Colquitt

Lauren Colquitt

M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics, Special Master’s Program

“I realized that at the core of all our abilities, was medicine. It is in medicine where we find the answers as to what makes us human.”

Adriana Gomez

Adriana Gomez

M.S. in Microbiology & Immunology

“My purpose is to take advantage of the opportunity [my family has] given me and use it to serve and pave a way for those who come after me.

Jean Henry

Jean Henry

M.S. in Physiology — Complementary & Alternative Medicine

“The philosophy of cura personalis is one that resonates with me and one I hope to keep close in my future in the health field.”

Shauna Leonardo

Shauna Leonardo

M.S. in Biotechnology

“[Georgetown] having this type of cross-functional understanding is important to me because it ensures that patients, especially those from marginalized communities, have equitable access to medications and also have a clear understanding of the drug’s efficacy and safety.”

Jamari McCoy

Jamari McCoy

M.S. in Systems Medicine

“Every human on this earth is different. So, treating them as your ‘average’ patient wouldn’t be giving them the best care that they deserve. This program will help me to take into consideration a person’s genetic and social background to give them the best care.”

Jaylon Morehead

Jaylon Morehead

M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Our Unity is our Strength, and Diversity is our Power.

Stefani Shepard

Stefani Shepard

M.S. in Physiology — Complementary & Alternative Medicine

“My desire is to take the knowledge, tools, and skills I gain from my program and use them to inform the next steps in my journey toward becoming a practicing physician.”

Kyle Sperber

Kyle Sperber

M.S. in Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases

“Accountability is the mechanism we can use to ensure that we are deepening our cultural understanding in an effort to learn as many different perspectives as possible.”

Abigail Staggemeier

Abigail Staggemeier

M.S. in Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases

“I aim to achieve a holistic understanding of the intersection of science and international policy.”

Selena Thomas

Selena Thomas

M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics, Special Master’s Program

“Diversity enables us to feel less alone in the world, but also serves as an indicator of the disparities we face.”

Samantha Weiss

Samantha Weiss

M.S. in Biostatistics

“When faced with a challenge, just keep trying until you finally push through.”

Nathaniel Wiggley

Nathaniel Wiggley

M.S. in Physiology

“Georgetown’s strengths in public policy and advocacy will also allow me to better train myself to become a stronger advocate for science education, science research and development, and social justice.”

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