After graduation, Ayana continued her education at the University of Connecticut, working with the Pfizer and Argonne National Lab. When asked how UM-Flint helped prepare her for the next steps of her academic journey, Ayana shared," If I have to phrase it one line, I will just say, “UM-Flint gave me all that I expected and much more to build me in every way what I am now!” My department always supported me throughout my undergraduate career, to excel in research by providing me funding as well as opportunities to travel to different conferences to present my research. I also had the chance to balance out between finishing two majors in four academic years and engaging myself on an average of five jobs on campus. All of these have really helped me to focus on my career more along with nurturing my hobbies."
Curious about what Ayana has been work on? She shared a recent publication from her Ph.D. program with her alma mater: