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Black in STEM


Egeruoh Emeka.

Emeka Egeruoh


Major and Degree: Biology, B.S.

Graduation Year: 2013

Current Position: Histology Manager, Sampled


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What motivates you to do/pursue science and/or medicine?

My desire stems from wanting to change the health disparities in impoverished neighborhoods like the one I grew up in. Born in New York City and raised in Nigeria, I saw that people's health suffered chronically due to adverse health options and opportunities. This prompted me to want to pursue science/medicine that will make a difference for those I serve.

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month is a time to honor and celebrate African American individuals' achievements, contributions, and resilience throughout history. As a person, it means acknowledging and appreciating the rich tapestry of African American culture, history, and accomplishments, while also working to amend the challenges that persist in the past, present, and future.


Anything else you would like to share?

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."—Barack Obama