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Black in STEM


Kaseem Joyner

Kaseem Joyner


Major and Degree Pursued: Biology (Genetics and Developmental Biology option), B.S.

Prospective Graduation Year: 2022

Learning assistant for PHYS 250, PHYS 251, and BIOL 230W

Connect: Email


What motivates you to do/pursue science and/or medicine?

What motivates me to do science is the endless number of discoveries that can be made. There is always something waiting to be discovered and help advance the science community.

I enjoy learning about many different genetic disorders and learning about how cells function. My passion for biology began in high school through my 10th grade biology teacher. My favorite topic within biology is genetics. Learning about how we grow and develop is fascinating. I am motivated to do medicine through my family. At the age of 6, I lost my great-grandmother through the misdiagnosis of pneumonia. When they made the correction and figured out she had cancer, it was too late.


What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month is a time when Black people can be recognized for all the contributions they put into society. It's nice to see all the hidden gems that don't always get the opportunity to get praised.