Tougaloo College student, Kadriana Armstrong was one of 30 undergraduate students who spent their summer as a Mississippi INBRE Service Scholar with My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. She originally wanted to participate in the Service Scholars program to have the opportunity to dig into research and public and community health relations.

“I can attest that me becoming more open-minded opened an innumerable amount of great experiences, opportunities, and an invaluable amount of knowledge. I was debating on whether or not I wanted to pursue an MPH, but now, I am very positive that I will be pursuing an MPH because of the experience I had while interning with Mississippi INBRE and My Brother’s Keeper, Inc.-Community Based Programs,” said Kadriana.

After graduation from Tougaloo College, Kadriana aspires to obtain her Master’s in Public Health before attending medical school. She wants to become an Obstetrician-Gynecologist and focus on early detection of abnormalities of the female reproductive system.

“I am most certainly sure that the Service Scholar internship will benefit me in my career because I gained better insight on the “How” and “Why” of breast cancer and learned ways to combat the problem-and that is through providing access to early detection and monitoring,” said Kadriana.

Congratulations, Kadriana on a successful internship! We cannot wait to watch you accomplish all of your goals!