Jumai Yusuf ’15 is a Neurobiology concentrator on the Mind Brian and Behavior track who is also pursuing a secondary in the Dramatic Arts. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, she now calls Ashland, MA home and is a proud resident of Dunster House. Science and art have always been huge interests of hers, so she has split her time at Harvard between working in research labs and directing shows. In an obvious expression of her devotion to these dual interests, she founded the student organization Science Theater at Harvard College (ST@HC). The mission of ST@HC is to bridge these two often disparate communities, and to create theater that deals with science, technology and its wide implications on society. In the Fall of 2014, with the support of BlackCAST, she created a show called Negative which explored racial stereotypes in a world where the social status of Black and Whites are flipped. In the spring of 2014, she hopes to start research for a Neurobiology thesis, while continuing to direct the sci-fi webseries Absent, and producing the latest ST@HC show. Though she does not know what her future will hold, she hopes that both science and the arts will always remain a huge part of her life. She is grateful and honored to join the legacy of scholars rewarded by the Deshaun Hill & Harvard Stephens Memorial Scholarship.
Fatima Mubarak ’15 is a chemistry concentrator living in Adams House. She is proud of her work as a research assistant with the Betley group at Harvard, where her research focuses on developing rationally designed trinuclear metal complexes that mimic enzymes found in nature. Fatima also works as a lab teaching fellow for the Harvard Extension School’s introductory organic chemistry course. She hopes that this position will help her to infuse her students with some of the awe she first felt when she truly recognized that the models she drew on her problem sets represented reality in a reaction flask. Although Fatima clearly values the sciences, she also believes that the arts play an important role in understanding our world, and it is for this reason that she serves as the Senior Arts Editor for Muslimah Collegian, a web publication targeted towards adolescent Muslim women. She remains undecided about her plans after graduation, but is strongly considering pursuing a doctorate in chemistry. Fatima is excited to discover what the future will hold.
Keyanna Y. Wigglesworth ’16 is a Social Studies concentrator from Burlington, NJ living in Cabot House. In addition to serving as the co-director of Harvard College Sustained Dialogue and the president of Perspective Magazine, she is an active member of the Community Action Committee at the Institute of Politics and Harvard Model Congress. Looking to improve her Spanish speaking skills and pursue her interest in traveling, Keyanna spent the summer of 2013 working as a fundraising/operations intern at Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru, a nonprofit educational organization that serves people with different abilities, such as autism, Down’s syndrome, and cerebral palsy, and their families. After interning for and collaborating with a few nonprofits throughout the summer and fall of her freshman year, Keyanna’s interest in entrepreneurship and education has grown. Currently, she is exploring her interest in entrepreneurship further by working at Harvard Student Agencies as Associate Director of Publishing for Let’s Go. Although she is not certain of her post-graduation plans, Keyanna is considering a career in the marketing of start-up companies that address issues of educational inequality and/or voter participation. Keyanna is extremely grateful and honored to have won the Deshaun Hill & Harvard Stephens Scholarship because it means she has become a part of an extraordinary group of scholars who use their dedication to service and academic excellence to make positive changes to our world.
Alexander V. Moore '15 is an Applied Mathematics and Computer Science concentrator living in Adams House. Now serving as the Webmaster and Technology Chair for the Black Students Association, he first became involved with the organization during his freshman year. Stemming from an interest in game design and teaching, Alex spent nearly three months during the summer of 2012 teaching classes on computer game development, programming and Photoshop to kids ages 8-16. A past Detur Book Prize winner, he has worked as a Volunteer Course Assistant for some of Harvard’s most difficult courses, including “CS50: Introduction to Computer Science I” and “Math 21a: Multivariable Calculus.” This year he hopes to generate enthusiasm for math and science in students by pursuing a Cambridge service opportunity. Although he remains undecided about his future, he has considered a career as a professor of Applied Mathematics or Computer Science as well as a position in industry. Given the amount of data and processing power currently available, Alex believes that there are revolutionary discoveries to be made.
Joshua Scott '15 is an Environmental Science and Public Policy concentrator and proud resident of Dunster house. In addition to serving as a Peer Advising Fellow, a role he greatly cherishes, he has been actively involved in the Black Men’s Forum since his freshman year, has volunteered at the Harvard Homeless Shelter, and been a member of the Harvard Boxing Club. Over the summer of 2012, Joshua declined an offer to lead a research team at NASA Langley in order to cultivate a budding interest in business by working alongside Harvard Business School professors as a research fellow through the Program for Research in Markets and Organizations (PRIMO). He is currently finishing a case focused on the interconnection of a company’s culture with its capacity for innovation and sustainability. Although Joshua’s plans after graduation are undecided, he is heavily considering military service prior to graduate school and a career in renewable energy, consequently he is currently training for Platoon Leaders Class, a marine officers preparation program.