BD Speaker Series

Summer 2021, KY-WV LSAMP will have its first series of talks given by the BD Fellows. These sessions will be held virtually through Zoom. Each Fellow will present on a professional development topic for the benefit of the undergraduate scholars and other students. For information on these sessions, contact

2021 Sessions will be held at 4:30 pm Eastern Time. They are: 

  • April 20: Andres Vindas Melendez presenting on graduate fellowships
  • May 18: Abelline Fionah presenting on work-life balance
  • June 1: Alexis Smith presenting on the graduate lab/mentor rotation process
  • June 15: JaMaya Wilson presenting on uncertainty in graduate school
  • June 29: Kayla Titialii-Torres presenting on the graduate school application process
  • July 13: Edwina Barnett presenting on international research experiences
  • July 27: Julia Parker presenting on writing personal statements
  • August 10: Alyssa Donawa presenting on the imposter syndrome
  • August 24: Xava Grooms presenting on securing funding