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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."

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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.


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."



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.”

The graduate plans to take a gap year before pursuing graduate school and intern at her alma mater in the fall. But most importantly, she's ready to catch up on sleep. You deserve, sis. 


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Maya is a News & Politics writer with Blavity, and alumna of Hampton University, who just wants justice for black folks. She's currently navigating the nonprofit world and attempting to make diversity happen, and also a writing fellow with Center for Community Change. Follow her on Twitter & IG @MJBoddie.