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Kaylah

My name is Kaylah and I am a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Science, Technology and Society concentrating on biotechnology and biomedicine and minoring in Cognitive Science. I am interested in the fields of public heath, nutrition and social determinants of health. One of my favorite extracurricular activities on campus is volunteering throughout the Philadelphia area through my community service fraternity: Alpha Phi Omega. Being a peer advisor, major advisor, member of various African-American community organizations and Penn Appétit, as well as an RA in Harnwell College House are some of the other things that take up my time!

My Honors Thesis Experience
Kaylah | April 25, 2019
Out of the 34 classes that I have taken at Penn, it may be surprising that my favorite course was actually not what you might think of as a course in the traditional sense. I started my independen...
Winter Break: Global Seminar Edition
Kaylah | March 22, 2019
Winter Break usually means a time to relax and de-stress from the fall semester; but this year, I had other plans for my break. Going into my senior year, I knew I was interested in taking one of ...
Connecting Over Restaurant Week
Kaylah | March 14, 2019
For all Penn foodies, Restaurant Week is one of the best times of the semester. As a member of Penn Appétit, one of Penn’s cooking clubs, this is definitely true for me! Center City, Philadelph...
My Research Experience Abroad
Kaylah | January 8, 2019
The summer before senior year of college is always the time when students scurry to find meaningful internships and jobs that will help to define their post-undergraduate path. In my final summer ...
Service to Society
Kaylah | October 26, 2018
Penn is a community of its own. With all of the activities at Penn, it can sometimes be hard to imagine all of the opportunities that are available in the surrounding West Philly area. While in hi...
Research
Kaylah | October 16, 2018
I originally came into this research university with a very strict idea of what it means to do research; I thought of scientists with lab coats and test tubes, or historians visiting an archeologi...