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A Statistician's Life, Celebrating Black History Month »

[1 Feb 2022 | One Comment | ]

Briana Joy Stephenson’s older brother unknowingly motivated her, as she challenged herself to master everything he learned so she would be competitive during their family Jeopardy games. This competitive spirit transcended to school, where she excelled in the classroom and eventually received the Top Flight Senior award at her tech magnet high school and a scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Now at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Stephenson reflects on her circuitous yet intentional professional journey and is most proud of the influence she has had on the young women who follow her and have the confidence and encouragement to pursue the road less traveled.