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Young black lady emerges US university best-graduating student, set to become a medical doctor

A young Black lady named Maya Blasingame has emerged as the best-graduating student of Spelman College, United States.

Maya Blasingame bagged her bachelor of science degree in Biology at Spelman College, the prestigious all-women Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)in Atlanta, Georgia.

Maya was awarded one of the four black best-graduating students of the university 2023 graduating class. She was an active student on and off campus, and served as a dedicated member of the Spelman Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students.

According to the Spelman College website, Maya was also a member of the Department of Defense Academic Scholars Program and the Spelman College LINCS Program. 

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Maya was a Morehouse School of Medicine Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy Scholar. She is also a Spelman biology department student researcher where she conducted bioinformatics research with Yonas Tekle, Ph.D.

Her commitment to excellence in research is demonstrated by the work she co-authored in the Scientific Reports Journal published. Maya also served as a co-communication chair for The Blue Record Podcast and as an intern for “In Those Genes,” an award-winning podcast hosted by Spelman alumni.

Maya said she will be taking up medicine as she is already on a pre-medical track as she has enrolled in the Duke University Medical School with the hope of being a physician someday.

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Maya added she hopes to not only practice as a physician but to serve underrepresented populations and advocate for those who are not always seen and heard within the medical community.


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