Where are they now?


1998


Karlene M. Hart (Boswell), M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 1998 while an undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2005. Currently, Karlene is practicing family medicine in Georgia. Karlene served as a student advisor at the 2008 and 2012 BSCP Student Conferences.

Mayra E. Lorenzo, M.D., Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 1998 while in her third year of a M.D./Ph.D. program at Harvard Medical School. She graduated in 2004. Mayra is presently an Attending Dermatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. She served as a student advisor at the 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2016 BSCP Student Conferences. Mayra has been named to the 2017 BSCP Honor Roll.

Nilton D. Medina, M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 1998 while an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He graduated in 1999. Nilton graduated from Dartmouth Medical School in 2003. Presently, he is an Attending Surgeon at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. He served as a student advisor at the 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2016 BSCP Student Conferences. Nilton was named to the 2013 BSCP Honor Roll and was the recipient of the BSCP George H. Kaye Alumni Award for Outstanding Service to Others in 2014.

Ricardo M. Zayas, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 1998 while a Ph.D. candidate in Biology at Tufts University. He graduated in 2003. Ricardo is presently Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at San Diego State University in California. He served as a student advisor at the 2008 BSCP Student Conference.


1999


Marlon D. Green received a Hope Scholarship in 1999 while an undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He graduated in 2002. Reverend Green obtained a Master’s in Healthcare Management from Cambridge College in 2008. Currently, he is Research Program Manager at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Tina-Ann Kerr-Thompson, M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 1999 while a medical student at Boston University School of Medicine. She graduated in 2001. Tina-Ann is presently Delegating Physician at AboutFace Skincare and Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care at DeKalb Medical Physicians Group in Georgia.

Raymond R. Montoya, II, D.P.M., received a Hope Scholarship in 1999 while a student at Catholic Memorial High School. In 2004, Raymond graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2010. Currently, Raymond is a foot and ankle surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedics at NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Illinois and Faculty Attending Physician at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.


2000


Joyce I. Imahiyerobo-IP, M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2000 while a junior at Harvard College. She graduated in 2001 and in 2003, she obtained a Master’s degree in International Development from Cambridge University, England. She graduated from the Weill Cornell Medical College with her medical degree in 2008. Joyce is currently Director of Cosmetic Dermatology at South Shore Medical Center.

Yasmin Khawja, M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2000 while a freshman at Swarthmore College. She graduated in 2003. In 2012, Yasmin graduated with her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is currently an Attending Physician in Internal Medicine at the Mount Sinai Queens Family Health Associates and Instructor in Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Yasmin served as a student advisor at the 2014 BSCP Student Conference.

Chukwuka (Chuka) Okafor, M.D., M.B.A., received a Hope Scholarship in 2000 while a medical student at Boston University School of Medicine. Chuka received his M.B.A. from the American University Kogod School of Business in 2003 and a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 2004. He is currently President and Attending Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon at the Spine Institute of Central Florida, and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He served as a student advisor at the 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2016 BSCP Student Conferences. Chuka was the recipient of the BSCP George H. Kaye Alumni Award for Outstanding Service to Others in 2016.

Carl E. Reid, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2000 while a Ph.D. candidate at Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. He graduated in 2001. Carl is currently an Adjunct Professor at Roxbury Community College and a high school science teacher at Boston Public Schools. He served as a student advisor at the 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 BSCP Student Conferences.


2001


Gillianne DeFoe, M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2001 while working at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the Department of Sarcoma. Gillianne received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2006. She is currently Section Chief of Radiation Oncology at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.

Elizabeth Glater, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2001 while a graduate student at Brown University. She was awarded her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University in 2006. She is currently Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Elizabeth served as a student advisor at the 2008 and 2010 BSCP Student Conferences.

Lina Pabon-Nau, M.D., M.P.H., received a Hope Scholarship in 2001 while a first-year medical student at the State of New York Medical School at Brooklyn. She graduated in 2004 and received her M.P.H. from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2009. She is currently Attending Physician in Primary Care at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Lina served as a student advisor at the 2008 and 2010 BSCP Student Conferences.

Sederick C. Rice, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2001 while a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Vermont. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 2003. He is presently Assistant Professor of Biology, Director of the Math and Science Pre-College Center and President of the Faculty Staff Senate at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He is also an Adult Education Instructor at Southeast Arkansas College and Chair of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission.


2002


Jason Badrinarain received a Hope Scholarship in 2002 while pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is currently Director of Anatomic Molecular Pathology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

Sarah Bentil, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2002 while a junior at the University of Vermont. She graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in both Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. She graduated from The Ohio State University with her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2013. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University of Science and Technology. Sarah served as a student advisor at the 2014 BSCP Student Conference.

Rogette Esteve, M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2002 while a senior at Boston Latin School. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. Rogette finished a Post-Baccalaureate program at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2010. Rogette graduated with her medical degree from The Ohio State University in 2016. She is currently a categorical General Surgery Resident at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut.

Natalie Etienne received a Hope Scholarship in 2002 while a sophomore at Tufts University. She graduated in 2004. Natalie graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with a B.S.N. in 2008. She is currently a R.N. at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Angelo Green, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2002 while a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Angelo graduated in 2004 with a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He is currently Acting Branch Chief of the Contact Lens and Retinal Devices Branch of the Office of Device Evaluation in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration.
Hector Martinez-Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2002 while a M.D./Ph.D. candidate at Tufts University School of Medicine. Hector graduated with his M.D./Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology in 2010. He is currently Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Duke University School of Medicine.
Vanessa Toney (Bobb), M.D., Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2002 while a M.D./Ph.D. candidate at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She received her Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology in 2004 and her medical degree in 2006. Vanessa is a Child, Adult and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Children’s Aid Society in New York.


2003


Patrick Zana Desgranges, M.D., Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2003 while a M.D./Ph.D. candidate at Tufts University School of Medicine. He graduated in 2007. Zana is currently Attending Physician in the Adult Hospitalist Group at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

Nimisha Kalia-Satwah, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., received a Hope Scholarship in 2003 while a first-year medical student at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She graduated in 2007. Nimisha graduated with her M.B.A./M.P.H. degrees in Occupational and Environmental Medicine in 2012. She is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Nimisha served as a student advisor at the 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 BSCP Student Conferences.

Cristina M. Velazquez-Marrero, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2003 while a Ph.D. candidate in the Neuroscience Department at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She graduated in 2008. Cristina is currently a NIH-funded Principal Investigator at the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence and Professor at the Institute of Neurobiology, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ida (Aidita) Wahlquist-Ortiz, J.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2003 while a junior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She graduated in 2004. Ida graduated with her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in 2010. Ida is an attorney specializing in intellectual property.


2004


Sherry-Ann Brown, M.D., Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2004 while a graduate student at Wesleyan University. Sherry-Ann graduated with her Master’s degree in Physics in 2004. She graduated with her M.D./Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 2012. Sherry-Ann is currently an Instructor in Medicine and Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Wayne Lloyd DeBeatham, M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2004 while a second-year medical student at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He graduated in 2008. Wayne is currently a second-year Endourology Fellow at Phelps Memorial Hospital in New York. He served as a student advisor at the 2016 BSCP Student Conference.

Robert L. Gray, M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2004 while a third-year medical student at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He graduated in 2005. Robert is currently Attending Surgeon at NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, Illinois and Assistant Professor of Hand and Microvascular Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Chicago.

Antoinne Y. Machal-Cajigas received a Hope Scholarship in 2004 while an undergraduate with advanced sophomore standing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he graduated with his undergraduate degree in 2007 and with his Master’s degree in Engineering in 2009. Currently he is an Electrical Engineer at Raytheon Company focusing on radar technologies. Antoinne is also a cofounder of Altruhelp.com, an online platform for volunteering, that recommends opportunities and spotlights community service.

Sasha McGee, Ph.D., M.P.H., received a Hope Scholarship in 2004 while working on her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology Program. She graduated in 2008. Sasha received her M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. She is currently Senior Infectious Disease Epidemiologist with the District of Columbia Department of Health. Sasha served as a student advisor at the 2016 BSCP Student Conference.


2005


Laurn Contreras received a Hope Scholarship in 2005 while a sophomore majoring in Biological Chemistry and Anthropology at Wellesley College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She graduated in 2007. Laurn is currently performing cardiac imaging research in a biochemistry laboratory in California.

Amara Ezeamama, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2005 while a Ph.D. candidate in Epidemiology at Brown University. She graduated in 2006. She is presently Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. Amara served as a student advisor at the 2008, 2010 and 2012 BSCP Student Conferences.

Nery Porras received a Hope Scholarship in 2005 while a senior at Brookline High School. He graduated with his undergraduate degree in the Human Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University in 2009. Nery is currently a M.D. candidate at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is expected to graduate in 2017. In July, Nery will be an Emergency Medicine Resident at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

Judah Weathers, M.D., D.Phil., received a Hope Scholarship in 2005 while a first-year medical student at Yale University School of Medicine. Judah finished the Ph.D. component of a M.D./Ph.D. degree in Psychiatry at Oxford University, England in 2012. He finished the M.D. component in 2013. Judah is currently a Fellow in the Solnit Integrated Training Program at the Yale Child Study Center. He served as a student advisor at the 2014 BSCP Student Conference.


2006


Shauna R. Andersson (Hutchinson), M.D., Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2006 while a M.D./Ph.D. candidate at Tufts University School of Medicine. She graduated in 2013. Shauna is currently an Immunology Research Scientist at Aegerion Pharmaceuticals. She served as a student advisor at the 2016 BSCP Student Conference.

Leslie L. Diaz, V.M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2006 while working as a senior animal technician at the Center for Comparative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Leslie is currently Associate Director of the Comparative Bioscience Center at The Rockefeller University. She served as a student advisor at the 2016 BSCP Student Conference.

Jasmine C. Howell received a Hope Scholarship in 2006 while a Junior at Boston Latin School. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College with her undergraduate degree in 2011. Jasmine graduated with a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science from Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 2016. She is currently a research assistant with the New Jersey Autism Study at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Jamil B. Scott, Ph.D., M.P.H., received a Hope Scholarship in 2006 while a doctoral candidate in the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School. She graduated in 2007 with her Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology. Jamil received her M.P.H. in Family and Community Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2011. Jamil is currently a Research Specialist in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. She is also the Center Administrator for the Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions. Jamil served as a student advisor at the 2008, 2010 and 2012 BSCP Student Conferences. She is an emeritus member of the BSCP Board of Directors.


2007


Bonnie L. Akerman, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2007 while a fourth-year graduate student in Molecular, Cellular and Systems Physiology at Dartmouth Medical School. She graduated with her Ph.D. in 2009. Bonnie is currently Career and Technical Education Director at Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center in New Hampshire. Bonnie served as a student advisor at the 2010 and 2012 BSCP Student Conferences.

José O. Alemán, M.D., Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2007 while a M.D./Ph.D. candidate at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. José graduated in 2009. He is currently Assistant Professor of Endocrinology at New York University Lagone Medical Center.

Jasmine A. McDonald, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2007 while a Ph.D. candidate in Biological Sciences in the Health Program of Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She graduated in 2009. Jasmine is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Co-Director of the Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience (CURE) at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center. She served as a student advisor at the 2014 and 2016 BSCP Student Conferences.


2008


Damien Abreu received a Hope Scholarship in 2008 while an undergraduate at Yale University. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry in 2010. Damien is currently a M.D./Ph.D. candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Washington University in St. Louis.

Juan J. Carmona, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.E., received a Hope Scholarship in 2008 while a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Pre-doctoral Fellow. He graduated with his Ph.D. in 2009 and with his M.P.H. in Family and Community Health in 2010 from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Juan is currently project manager in the Office of Research Integrity at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is a member of the planning committee for the BSCP New England Science Symposium.

Roxana Mesías Gómez received a Hope Scholarship in 2008 while pursuing a Master’s in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Neuroscience from the City University of New York Hunter College. She graduated in 2009. Roxana is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Neuroscience Program at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is expected to graduate in 2020.

Marthe J. Pierre received a Hope Scholarship in 2008 while a senior at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School. She graduated with her B.S.N. in 2013 and her M.S.N/N.P. in 2015 from Simmons College. Marthe is currently a nurse practitioner at Commonwealth Care Alliance.


2009


Jonathan Abraham, M.D., Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2009 as a third-year M.D./Ph.D. candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Jonathan graduated with the Ph.D. portion of his training in 2010 and with his M.D. in 2012. Currently, Jonathan is Instructor in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Jarrad Aguirre, M.D., M.B.A., received a Hope Scholarship in 2009 while an undergraduate student majoring in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. He graduated in 2009. Jarrad completed his M.Phil. in Medical Anthropology at the University of Oxford, England as a Rhodes Scholar in 2011. He received his M.D./M.B.A. from Stanford University in 2016. Jarrad is currently a Resident in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Eydith Comenencia Ortiz, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2009 while a graduate student in the Integrated Sciences Program at Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. She graduated in 2012. Eydith is currently Associate Director of Community Engagement and Partnership at Global Blood Therapeutics in California. Eydith served as a student advisor at the 2014 and 2016 BSCP Student Conferences and is a member of the planning committee for the BSCP New England Science Symposium.

Vadim A. Villarroel, M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2009 as a first-year medical student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He graduated in 2014. Vadim is currently a Dermatology Resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


2010


Charisa Cottonham, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2010 as a Ph.D. candidate in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She graduated in 2011. Charisa is currently a Senior Scientific Researcher at Genentech in California.

Dennise A. de Jesús Díaz, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2010 as a Ph.D. candidate in the Molecular Microbiology Program at Tufts University School of Medicine. She graduated in 2014. Dennise is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health until the end of April 2017. At this time she will join Remedy Plan as Director of Scientific Operations. Dennise served as a student advisor at the 2016 BSCP Student Conference.

Nicole de Paz, M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2010 as a junior at Yale University while studying Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. She graduated in 2011. Nicole graduated with her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 2016. She is currently a Pediatrics Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Ugonna Ijeoma, M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2010 while a second-year medical student at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She graduated in 2012. Ugonna is currently an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Center for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. She served as a student advisor at the 2014 and 2016 BSCP Student Conferences.


2011


Angel S. Byrd, M.D., Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2011 as a M.D./Ph.D. candidate at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She graduated with her Ph.D. in 2014 and her M.D. in 2016. Angel is currently an Ethnic Skin Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Yendelela (Yanda) L. Cuffee, Ph.D., M.P.H., received a Hope Scholarship in 2011 as a third-year Ph.D. student in the Clinical and Population Health Research Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She graduated 2012. Yanda is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine. She served as a student advisor at the 2014 and 2016 BSCP Student Conferences.

Jonas Mark Sacro received a Hope Scholarship in 2011 as an undergraduate majoring in Chemistry at the University of Connecticut where he transferred from Manchester Community College. Jonas graduated in 2013. He is currently Senior Associate Scientist in the Department of Analytical R&D at Pfizer.

Alexander (Alex) Tejeda received a Hope Scholarship in 2011 as a junior at Dartmouth College majoring in Latin Caribbean Studies with a minor in Biology. He graduated in 2012. Alex is currently a post-baccalaureate in the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies Program at Georgetown University School of Medicine.


2012


Theophelus (Theo) B. Hill, M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2012 as a second-year medical student at Howard University College of Medicine. He graduated in 2014. Theo is currently a Resident in Anesthesiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Jose Alfaro Quezada, M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2012 as a post-baccalaureate doing research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He graduated with a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 2016. Jose is currently a Resident in General Surgery at University of California, Riverside.

Teresa Ramirez, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2012 as a Ph.D. candidate in the Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology Program at Brown University. She graduated in 2013. Teresa is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health. Teresa served as a student advisor at the 2016 BSCP Student Conference and is a member of the planning committee for the BSCP New England Science Symposium.

Mikayla Rae Thompson, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2012 as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She graduated in 2014. Mikayla is a Manager in Regulatory Affairs, CMC at Biogen.


2013


Te-Ana Harris received a Hope Scholarship in 2013 as a first-year medical student at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is expected to graduate in 2018.

Fabian Ortega received a Hope Scholarship in 2013 as a senior at Yale University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Biochemistry at Stanford University. He is expected to graduate in 2019.

Vivian Ortiz, M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2013 as a first-year medical student at Meharry Medical College. She graduated in 2016. Vivian is currently a Resident in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Djadé I. Soumana, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2013 as a third-year doctoral candidate in Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He graduated in 2015. Djadé is currently a Product Specialist at GE Healthcare Life Sciences.


2014


Lesley M. Chapman, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2014 as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She graduated in 2015. Lesley is currently a NRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Genome-Scale Measurement Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Institutes of Health.

Lauren R. Powell, Ph.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2014 as a Ph.D. candidate in the Clinical and Population Health Research program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She graduated in 2016. Lauren is currently a Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellow with the Harvard Center for Public Leadership while pursuing a Mid-Career Master in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is a member of the planning committee for the BSCP New England Science Symposium.

Ria Roberts received a Hope Scholarship in 2014 as an M.D. candidate at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and is expected to graduate in July 2017. She will then be a General Internal Medicine Resident at Yale New Haven Hospital.


2015


Aser Abrha received a Hope Scholarship in 2015 as a college student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is expected to graduate in 2017. Upon graduation Aser plans on applying to medical school and work as a research assistant during his gap year.

Sara Guevara received a Hope Scholarship in 2015 as a second-year medical student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is expected to graduate in July 2017. She will then be a Resident in Family Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.

Loren Saulsberry received a Hope Scholarship in 2015 as a Ph.D. candidate in Health Policy with a concentration in Political Analysis at Harvard University. She is currently a Fellow in the Program in Cancer Outcomes Research Training at Massachusetts General Hospital and is expected to graduate with her Ph.D. in 2017. Loren is a member of the planning committee for the BSCP New England Science Symposium.

Racquel Wells, M.D., received a Hope Scholarship in 2015 as a third-year medical student at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She graduated in 2016. Racquel is currently a Resident in Internal Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Ohio. She is a member of the planning committee for the BSCP New England Science Symposium.


2016


Hawasatu Dumbuya received a Hope Scholarship in 2016 while a Ph.D. candidate in the Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology program at Brown University. She is expected to graduate in 2017.

Christopher Guzman received a Hope Scholarship in 2016 as a Ph.D. candidate studying Immunobiology at Yale University. He is expected to graduate in 2021.

Johnothan Smileye, Jr. received a Hope Scholarship in 2016. In July 2016 he entered Howard University College of Medicine as a first-year medical student. Johnothan is expected to graduate in 2020.