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Yolanda's Graduation Party Presentation


Khadijah A Mitchell

on 24 May 2013

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Transcript of Yolanda's Graduation Party Presentation

30 year ago... Yolanda Mikka Nicola Foster This part of her journey is almost complete! Yolanda graduated from high school in 1999, at age 16, having obtained 9 CXC (Caribbean Council Examinations) passes. And today on her PhD graduation day... At 6 months, The "BRAT" Pack Yolanda was born to Began a journey... she started her educational journey at the YMCA for day care & pre-school. on December 6, 1982 Happy Birthday! in SVG. At age 5, she began attending Richmond Hill Government School. At SV GHS, Yolanda At age 11, Congratulations! Dr. Yolanda Foster
Class of 2013
Joel & Cheryl Hillocks she started secondary school at
St. Vincent Girls' High school. focused on the sciences & began playing tennis. Yolanda and her "nerdy" science friends called
themselves BRAT (Bodacious, Rugged, Attractive, Teens) while in high school. In the summer of 1999, Yolanda immigrated to the USA.
In 2000, she started Brooklyn College where she majored in Psychology, worked in a biology laboratory as a MARC Scholar, and played on the tennis team. The College Years (2000-2004) 1st Stop in Baltimore In 2003, Yolanda attended the Minority Summer
Internship Program at Johns Hopkins University. Life in Rochester Yolanda began the Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. There, she worked in a biochemistry and neuroscience lab and took graduate courses in preparation for graduate studies. The Grad School Years After PREP, Yolanda was admitted to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for the Pre-Doctoral Training Program in
Human Genetics and Molecular Biology. Life in the Sukumar Lab At Hopkins, she conducted her dissertation work
in a breast cancer research lab
with Dr. Saraswati Sukumar. Yolanda is a leader... During this time, Yolanda was a 2010 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Minority in Cancer Research Scholar and served as a member of the inaugural Executive Board of the Biomedical Scholars Association (BSA) and a chapter leader for the Greater Baltimore Association for Women in Science (AWIS) chapter.
PhD Human Genetics and Molecular Biology
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