SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Kyeisha Laurence, recent graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park is hosting a free workshop for St. Maarten High School students. The workshop will be on June 27th, 2021, from 2pm to 4pm at Kalaboom Events at Miss Lalie’s Commercial Center #26 and virtually via zoom as in-person spots are limited.
Kyeisha, born and raised in Saint Martin, moved to the United States in 2013 to pursue her education abroad. Kyeisha studied Cellular Biology & Genetics with a minor in French Studies and graduated Magna Cum Laude with straight-As, and various recognitions and awards.
Following graduation, Kyeisha will be spending a year conducting research at the National Institute of Health before attending medical school. Her goal is to attain her MD and MPH to become a physician-scientist and advocate who dedicates her work to improving health care for low-income and minority communities.
As she has achieved academic success, she wants to inspire more St. Maarten youth to do the same through mentoring, sharing resources, study tips and more. In this workshop she will be sharing her college journey as well as giving tips and advice about how to study, strengthen your skills sets, and about personal growth in college that can benefit any student.
The topics will include "Personal Growth in College: How to Set Goals & Fighting Imposter Syndrome", "Study Tips" such as how to create exam study plans and how to use active studying, and "Networking & Finding Opportunities" which will include tips on how to balance schoolwork with jobs, internships, and leadership.
Kyeisha Laurence moved from Saint Martin to Maryland, United States with her family in 2013 to pursue education. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular Biology and Genetics with a Minor in French.
While at the University of Maryland, she earned the Banneker/Key Scholar full academic scholarship and participated in the Gemstone Honors Program where she completed a research thesis. Within the Gemstone Honors Program, Kyeisha took on several roles such as becoming the first Vice-President of Outreach where she focused on diversity and inclusion efforts.
Passionate about helping other students, she served as a tutor for Organic Chemistry and a Supplemental Instructor for biology with the Academic Achievement Program. She served as President of the Charles R Drew Pre-Health Society, where she had previous roles as Secretary and Vice-President. She served on the CMNS Diversity and Inclusion Board and served two years as a cabinet member for the Caribbean Student Association.
She completed an internship at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, and a study abroad program in Montpellier, France. Outside of these duties, Kyeisha is the founder of stylebykye.com where she shared content on fashion, lifestyle, and college including free resources to help other students throughout her four years of college.
Due to her academic performance and contributions to campus, was selected for membership into the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and Maryland’s Medallion Society. She won the Model Citizen Award and was Finalist for the University Medal, two of the most prestigious awards for a graduating senior. Kyeisha will be spending a year conducting research at the National Institute of Health before attending medical school. Her goal is to attain her MD and MPH to become a physician-scientist and advocate who dedicates her work to improving health care for low-income and minority communities.