Monday, February 16, 2015 at 10:27PM
The 2015 Deshaun Hill & Harvard Stephens Memorial Scholarship winners are Mather House's Omolade "Lade" Sogade '16 and Dunster House's Jumai Yusuf '15.
Lade is committed to eradicating healthcare disparities the world over. Before she even arrived at Harvard she'd done work that meaningfully impacted health outcomes for female patients and their unborn children in a community clinic in Johannesburg. Since matriculating, the Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology concentrator has volunteered as a medical and public health volunteer in a rural town in Honduras, and she's currently executing research for a Cambridge based health initiative aimed at improving the effectiveness of healthcare interventions for minority women.
Jumai is a Neurobiology concentrator whose love for theater has made a substantial impact on the Harvard campus. Her adaptation of the socially conscious play "Negative," in the wake of the "I, Too, Am Harvard" campus movement, helped to push the conversation about race forward, uncovering uncomfortable truths and contextualizing them for the audience. She also founded ST@HC—Science Theater at Harvard College—a theater group focused on highlighting the fascinating stories of the people behind the groundbreaking research.
Please join the entire Board in congratulating these fine scholars and members of the Harvard community.