Aulane Mpouli understands from experience why representation matters in STEM fields. As an EWU McNair Scholar and chemistry and biochemistry major, Mpouli is currently applying to chemistry PhD programs with the goal of conducting bench to bedside translational cancer research. Interested in mechanisms to evaluate protein-ligand interactions, as well as chemical biology, and enzyme dynamics in disease prevention, she also seeks to deepen her understanding of proteomics and drug designs. Her ultimate goal is to contribute to a team that furthers knowledge about the detection and prevention of cancers.

Mpouli wants to use her education to make the world a better place as well as to be a role model for others. And to think we almost missed her. Continue reading Aulane Mpouli’s full story on the EWU McNair program website.