KYEISHA LAURENCE

B.S. Candidate, Cellular Biology and Molecular Genetics 

Minor in French Studies

University of Maryland, College Park  

Honors College, Gemstone Honors Program 

Education 

I am a junior honors student at the University of Maryland, College Park majoring in Cell Biology & Genetics with a minor in French. I plan to to pursue a career in medicine in which I hope to conduct research and decrease health disparities.

Honors and Awards

Banneker/Key Scholar                                                                                              

 

Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society - Sigma Circle

 

Fearless Ideas Campaign Student Speaker                                                         

 

Mildred and Loving University Leadership Award Finalist                          

 

College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Dean's List        

Research

UM Scholars 

Conducted and presented a research project on placental malaria at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine

 

 

Team Cascade - Gemstone Honors Program Research Team

Undergraduate research team focused on curating a novel treatment for allergies by targeting small molecules in the mast cell signaling pathway

Leadership and Community Service

Charles R Drew Pre-Health Society 

Vice President, 2019-Present

 

Secretary, 2018– 2019

 

Gemstone Honors Program

 

Member of Search Committee for Gemstone Honors Program Director 

Vice President of Outreach 2020-Present 

 

Director of Strategic Outreach, 2018 -2019

 

Gems 100 Steering Committee, Jan 2019 – Present

International Liaison for Gemstone Terps for St. Maarten, Sept 2017- Jan 2018

Caribbean Student Association 

Cabinet Member, Sept 2017-May 2019

Habitat for Humanity

Mar 2019 and Jan 2020

 

Upper Chesapeake Hospital Volunteer                                                    

Mar 2016 –Jan 2019

Teaching Experience

Academic Achievement Program Supplemental Lecturer

2020 - Present  

 

Gems 100 Section Leader                                                                           

Aug 2018 – Dec 2018

Please contact me at kyeishal@umd.edu for more information. 

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