AACR Award Recipient Tells Her Story in NY Times

For many aspiring investigators, pursuing a career in cancer research can be a complex exploration of self and purpose.

In this touching and inspiring piece published in The New York Times, a former AACR Undergraduate Scholar Awardee, Mya Roberson, now a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, shares how her participation in the AACR Annual Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved helped her realize the meaning in her research, find her path as a graduate student striving for success, and affirm her place in an evolving community of researchers where diversity and inclusion are becoming more and more significant.

Mya had previously discussed her experience as an AACR Undergraduate Scholar with AACR Science Education and Career Advancement Committee Chairperson, Kathleen W. Scotto, PhD.

“Thank you for introducing me to this life-altering organization (AACR) and for your commitment to fostering the development of very early career scientists. You have changed my life because of it and now I will go on to change others,” Mya told Scotto. We are proud to share her story!