Ginai Seabron just made history as the first black woman to become a nanoscientist in the state of Virginia.
Seabron, 22, was pleasantly surprised when she discovered that she was the first black woman to graduate with a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech’s nanoscience program, and spoke with NBC 12 about how she verified the news.
“We talked to the department head and he looked it up and confirmed it,” said Seabron.
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She was also featured on her school’s social media platforms, giving students advice.
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#MeetAHokie: Ginai Seabron who just became the first African-American woman at #VirginiaTech to earn her B.S. in nanoscience from @vt_science. 🙌 🤩 ・・・ Her advice? Go to office hours. Create your own office hours if you have to. Be social. Step out of your comfort zone. Know that you aren’t the only one struggling. Keep pushing. 💪 💪 💪
Seabron’s mom, Sherita, also shared how she encouraged her daughter.
“Pray with her, tell her she can make it, never give up. That wasn’t an option for her,” Sherita said.
Seabron will be taking a year to intern at Virginia Tech before she goes back to school.
credit – theroot.com