LSAMP Alumni Profile

Lailatou Bambara
Ph.D. Student in Microbial Biology, Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Past Clubs/Organizations
Fellowship/Scholarship/Grant: SEBS Excellence Fellowship, George Hutt Premed Scholarship Recipient and EOF Grant Recipient. Scholars: GS-LSAMP Scholar, NERA MEdprep Scholar, and IDOC Scholar. Honor Societies: Phi Theta Kappa International Honour Society (PTK), Tau Sigma National Honor Society, and Golden Key International Honour Society (GK). Associations: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps (NJMRC), New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA), American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Montclair State Alumni Association, Rutgers University Alumni Association, and Essex County College Alumni Association

Lailatou Bambara

1. As a former alumna of Essex County College (A.S in Biology/Pre-Med), Rutgers University Newark (B.A in Biology, Chemistry minor), and Montclair State University (M.S in Biology), I had the opportunity to work with Rutgers Newark Learning Center as a Math tutor (all levels up to Calculus 2), Montclair State University as a Graduate Assistant (GA) teaching undergraduate biology labs, and with Essex County College as the GS-LSAMP/S-STEM Coordinator. 2. As a newly admitted Ph.D. student to Rutgers University-New Brunswick in Microbial Biology, I will be more than happy to help any students towards their academic careers and goals: Choosing the right major, applying to graduate schools and summer opportunities for minority students, mentoring, writing a resume/CV/Cover Letter and a Personal Statement, requesting a letter of recommendation, balancing life and school, applying for Scholarships/Fellowships and more. 3. As an LSAMP Scholar, I look forward to connecting with ALL STEM/LSAMP students especially WOMEN, and mainly those who are passionate about Biology, Maths and/or Chemistry.

I am available to mentor in the following ways
Alumni Recruitment, Attend Conferences, Host Workshops

My areas of expertise include
Grad School Process, Med School Process, Interviewing, Networking, Public Speaking, Leadership Skills, Research Abstracts, Research Presentation, Resume/CV