Nene Diallo: Roxbury Community College’s “29 Who Shine” Awardee

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As a student at Roxbury Community College, Nene has distinguished herself as an outstanding and academically talented student. She is among 29 outstanding student graduates from the Commonwealth’s public higher education system to be recognized for excellent grades and civic engagement. The student also must be a Massachusetts resident who intends to remain in the state upon graduation.

Nene’s long list of scholastic accomplishments include being an Honors student, a member of the Alpha Iota Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and a Level 1 student in the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program. LSAMP is designed to increase post-secondary degree attainment in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among underrepresented minority groups.

One of Nene’s STEM professors, Andrella King,  describes the student, as having “a natural aptitude for the quantitative sciences and she has outstanding quantitative reasoning and computational skills.”

Born in Guinea, West Africa, Nene immigrated to the United States in 2011 and loves living in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Nene has applied for admission to Boston University, Tufts University, UMass Amherst, Harvard University, and Northeastern University. She plans on earning both a Ph.D. and a M.D. and settling down to work in Massachusetts.

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