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Wednesday
Mar012017

2017 Winner: Norma Hylton '18

Norma Hylton is a Leverett House resident studying Neurobiology on the Mind, Brain, and Behavior track with a Secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. As a pre-med student and a musician, she is passionate about medicine, research, and musical performance. During her time at Harvard, Norma has served as a member of The Harvard Society of Black Scientists and Engineers, organizing peer mentorship and networking events to support minority students in the sciences. She has also participated in global health programs in Chile and Panama, researching foreign healthcare systems and volunteering in under-resourced communities abroad. In addition, Norma plays percussion and serves as the Co-President of the Harvard Pops Orchestra, providing entertainment to the Harvard and Cambridge communities through concerts that combine music, theatrical performance, and comedy. As a student committed to scientific research in neurobiology, Norma works as a research assistant in the Haggarty Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital on a project to investigate alternative therapies for major depressive disorder. After Harvard, she plans to pursue an MD/PhD and continue to work as a physician/scientist at a teaching hospital, providing care for patients and mentoring future doctors. She is honored to be a recipient of the Deshaun Hill & Harvard Stephens Memorial Scholarship and hopes to continue to devote her time to others through mentorship, volunteer work, and tutoring, at Harvard and beyond. 

Wednesday
Mar012017

2017 Winner: Adesola Sanusi '18

Adesola Sanusi is a Computer Science concentrator pursuing a secondary in Economics and a citation in Yoruba. Adesola currently lives in Cabot House, but she was born in Lagos, Nigeria and grew up in New Jersey after relocating to America at the age of five. Adesola is particularly interested in product management, software engineering, and entrepreneurship. During her time at Harvard, she has served as a Co-Community Chair of Women in Computer Science, a Girls Who Code mentor, and a Harvard College Consulting Group analyst. In addition, she currently serves as the secretary of Harvard’s Black Students Association. Upon graduation, Adesola hopes to occupy a product management role within the technology industry. Having lost both of her parents before she reached the age of 20, Adesola hopes to carry on the legacy of those who preceded her, including her parents, Deshaun Hill, Harvard Stephens, and past recipients. She is truly grateful and honored to have received this scholarship. 
Monday
Feb082016

2016 WINNER: DIONDRA PECK '17

Diondra Peck is a junior living in Winthrop House, concentrating in Biomedical Engineering with a Secondary in Computer Science. Her particular interests in biomedical engineering are computational anatomical modeling, medical imaging systems, and image analysis software development. Throughout her time at Harvard, she has worked at both The Rowland Institute at Harvard and The Harvard Biorobotics Lab as a research assistant helping to develop applications of computer science and linear algebra for biological and biomedical image processing. Her post-grad plans are to pursue an MD/PhD in Biomedical Engineering and work at the intersection of interventional radiology and computer science, expanding the potential for non-invasive diagnoses and procedures. Always eager to encourage an interest in STEM studies, especially in other black girls, she has delved into leadership and participation in organizations such as The Harvard Society of Black Scientists and Engineers and Science Club for Girls. Diondra is honored to receive this scholarship, and standing in the legacy of Deshaun Hill, Harvard Stephens, and the other recipients further motivates her to continue pursuing her goals and giving back.

Monday
Feb082016

2016 WINNER: JORDAN ALSTON-HARMON '17

Jordan Alston-Harmon '17 is a Government concentrator with a secondary in Sociology living in Adams House. After spending his freshman year at Northwestern University, he transferred to Harvard with a determination to make a difference in his new community. During his first semester at Harvard, he was appointed as co-chair of the Politics of Race and Ethnicity (PRE) initiative within the Institute of Politics (IOP). There, he helped organize weekly discussions between politicians, professors, and PRE members on political issues that intersect with race, such as mass incarceration and immigration. During his two semesters leading this group, he helped increase African-American, Native American, Latino, and Asian representation in the historically homogenous IOP by collaborating with cultural groups on campus. Additionally, Jordan travels off campus once a week to participate in the Youth Prison Tutoring program within the Phillips Brooks House Association. As the son of a single mother, mentors have played an incredibly important role in his life, so this opportunity to mentor young men at a local juvenile detention center has been especially fulfilling for him. Jordan is incredibly passionate about studying law, politics, and government and plans to attend law school after graduation. He is incredibly grateful to be a recipient of the Deshaun Hill & Harvard Stephens Memorial Scholarship and hopes to honor their legacy with the remainder of his time at Harvard and through his future endeavors of ameliorating racial inequities in the legal system.

Monday
Feb162015

2015 Winner: Omolade Sogade '16

Omolade "Lade" Sogade ’16 is a Mather House resident and Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology concentrator from Macon, Georgia. As she is also pursing a secondary field in Global Health and Health Policy, she is passionate about reducing healthcare disparities in the United States and around the world. Her interest in assessing the impact of community-based health initiatives as a means to effectively increase healthcare access and disseminate health education prompted her to participate in Community Conversations, a minority women’s health initiative in which she evaluates the success of the program from participants’ perspectives. As a student in the Tseng Lab at Joslin Diabetes Center, she is also intrigued by the biological mechanisms involved in energy homeostasis and obesity. Lade is also Community Liaison of the Harvard Nigerian Students Association, Social Chair for the Mather House Committee, and a tutor for RITE, a PBHA program for recently immigrated high school students. She eventually hopes to become a physician and to create more egalitarian health care delivery systems around the world. Lade is very grateful to have been selected for this scholarship and is excited to join this accomplished group of scholars. She hopes to honor the legacy of the two exemplary Harvard students who preceded her.