22-Year-Old Surprised To Learn She's The First Black Woman To Graduate From Virginia Tech's Nanoscience Program
"Know that you aren't the only one struggling. Keep pushing."
Ginai Seabron has made history as the first black female nanoscientist in the state of Virginia. The 22-year-old was surprised to find out she is the first black woman to graduate with her bachelor's from Virginia Tech's nanoscience program, although she did notice she was the only black student most of the time, said NBC12.
“We talked to the department head, and he looked it up and confirmed it," Seabron told the outlet.
Seabron shared her incredible feat on Twitter and did not expect her tweet to go viral. It's received over 70K likes and 14K retweets.
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OFFICIALLY DONE! These past 4 years have been longgg and HARD but I/WE made it. You are looking at the FIRST African American Woman NANOSCIENTIST from Virginia Tech! #2days pic.twitter.com/6zHAMU60pv— ¡BOOSHEELENA¡ (@ori_ginai) May 9, 2018
The prestigious Virginia university shared Seabron's historic achievement on its social media, along with some real advice from the newest nanoscientist on the block. "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."
#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. 💪 💪 💪
According to Virginia Tech News, Seabron held leadership positions while studying. She was very active on campus, serving as president of the Black Organizations Council and a member of the Enlightened Gospel Choir. Seabron also received an award for her commitment to diversity and inclusion during the University Student Leadership Awards.
Her mother, Serita Seabron, said, "I knew she was destined for greatness, and I’m just excited to see what’s next for her.”
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