Korene Gbozah is a recipient of the Make Space for Inclusion in STEM Award!
Korene Gbozah is from Charlotte, NC. She is a senior at UNC Chapel Hill majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and African American and Diaspora Studies. She is a premed student who wants to be a gynecologist and work on women's health and health inequity issues in the future. Korene is the last child of 7 siblings and comes from a big Liberian family.
Korene is the founder and Co-Director of a student-run peer mentorship program called Xcel: Advising Program for Minorities in STEM. This program pairs first-year/ transfer minority students with upperclassmen in the STEM field to help them feel welcome at UNC. Many of her own personal experiences and those of friends inspired her to create this program. Korene has implemented a faculty "meet and greet," mental health and wellness events, study sessions with mentors, career panel with professionals and much more.
Korene has helped large groups of people to learn about the challenges minorities in STEM must overcome while pursuing an interest in science and medicine.