Shakira M. Nelson, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Major and Degree: Microbiology, B.S.
Graduation Year: 2006
Current Position: Program Director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health
What motivates you to do/pursue science and/or medicine?
What does Black History Month mean to you?
It’s foundational. It’s inspiring. It’s not just one month, it’s every day. I do the work I do so the next generation can thrive and elevate themselves to the next level. Black History Month means appreciating the past and the opportunities it has afforded me, while working to be the foundation for “who got next.”