LaMyra Stevenson ‘16, University of Michigan-Dearborn, bioengineering.

Hometown and hobbies: I was born in Detroit, Michigan, but I grew up and attended school in the city of Southfield. In my spare time I like to hang out with friends and explore new places, different cultures and foods. A favorite pastime of mine is dance. I grew up taking classes in ballet, tap and jazz, so it’s always nice to come back to that, which is something I love.

Future plans: Once I obtain my degree in Bioengineering, I would like to work in industry for a while in order to gain experience before returning to school to further my engineering degree and earn my Master’s Business Administration. Aside from an educational perspective, whatever work I do as an engineer. I hope to touch the lives of many people. Additionally, I would like to be able to have some sort of nonprofit or mentoring initiative that exposes young women and ethnic minorities to STEM fields all the while stimulating and cultivating their strengths and preparing them for higher education.

Why Michigan? As I child, I’ve always been a Michigan fan. The reason why I chose the Dearborn campus specifically was the personal attention I would get in my courses due to small class sizes. Also, coming from a smaller high school, I felt as though the University of Michigan – Dearborn was a better fit for me.

Favorite LEAD moment: My favorite LEAD moment would have to be attending the Alumni Tailgate for the Michigan vs. Indiana game. It was an amazing time!

Advice to LEAD Scholars: Be involved as much as possible. You never know what connections you will make with the different people you come across. Whether it be someone with professional ties or someone you may call a friend, they all play an important role on your path to success.

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