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Black in STEM


Kofwana Lawson.

Kofwana Lawson


Major and Degree Pursued: Data Sciences, B.S. (Statistical Modeling Data Sciences option)

Prospective Graduation Year: 2024

Current Position: Statistical Data Analyst, Data Learning Center, Research Informatics and Publishing, Penn State University Libraries

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

The intricate dance of data and discovery fuels my scientific soul. Unraveling mysteries, from the cosmos to coded algorithms, ignites a relentless curiosity. In science, I find not just answers but also the endless quest to question the unknown, propelling me toward boundless exploration.

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month resonates deeply with me. It's a tribute to resilience, innovation, and cultural richness. As a data scientist committed to inclusivity, it's a reminder to amplify diverse voices in research, ensuring that our data narratives reflect the profound contributions of Black individuals to science and society.