|MIT Department: Chemistry
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jeremiah Johnson
Research Supervisor: David Lundberg
Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College
Hometown: Burtonsville, Maryland, USA
My name is Ekua Beneman and I am a junior Biochemistry major at Spelman College. My career aspirations are to become an ob/gyn and work on gynecologic cancers. I hope to open research laboratories that will provide treatments for women with gynecologic cancers globally at a low and efficient cost. I also plan to use my laboratories as a place for underrepresented students to fill the gap between themselves and their more privileged counterparts. My hobbies are exploring new restaurants, reading, shopping and hanging out with friends.