Hannah Tsingine (Biology, ‘19) was accepted into the Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative at Johns Hopkins University. The prestigious program is part of a new $150 million initiative to address underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering, and math. The program was named after a scholar Vivien Thomas, a Black scientist who forged a career in medicine despite being forced to drop out of college during the Great Depression.
Tsingine will use the funds and training she receives from the program to pursue studies in immunology. At FLC, she was an NIH MARC (now U-RISE) scholar specializing in cellular & molecular biology.