28-year-old Becomes 1st Black Woman to Earn PhD in Biochemistry at Florida International University
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28-year-old Becomes 1st Black Woman to Earn PhD in Biochemistry at Florida International University

  • College basketball player, Chantrell Frazier, has become the first black woman to earn a doctoral degree in biochemistry at Florida International University
  • The 28-year-old Tampa native received her bachelor's degree at an HBCU, Savannah State University
  • Frazier will now join the faculty at Framingham State University in Massachusetts and enter into a postdoctoral teaching fellowship in chemistry

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Student-athlete, Chantrell Frazier, has made history as the first black woman to earn a doctoral degree in biochemistry at Florida International University.

Frazier, 28, began her college journey at a historically black college or university (HBCU), where she earned her bachelor's degree to give her the proper foundation to prepare her for graduate school.

It was also the same reason that inspired her to attend Savannah State University (SSU), according to Atlanta Black Star.

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After making history, Frazier looks forward to continuing her studies with a postdoctoral teaching fellowship at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. The trailblazer plans to become a chemistry professor and champion the next generation of STEM leaders.

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Black lady becomes her family's 1st graduate and doctor

Still on education, Briefly News previously reported that Lerato Jaca triumphed adversity to achieve her goals, becoming the first person in her family to bag a degree in 2020.

She understood what it meant for a black girl to glean such a feat, more so, make history. In a post on Twitter, Jaca disclosed that she graduated from the University of Cape Town, UCT, making history as her family's first graduate and doctor.

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Meanwhile, Briefly News earlier reported that Ray Curtis Petty Jr, ESQ is the definition of a fighter who overcame cycles of obstacles life threw at him to achieve his goal as a legal brain, becoming the first lawyer in his family.

Undaunted by the mountain of difficulties and childhood inadequacies, he triumphed and made history as his family's first-generation attorney.

Recounting his story on his Instagram account, he recalls being told by his teachers that he should be in special education classes. His coaches also doubted his ability to remember a playbook as a child, he said.

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