Dr. Tatenda (USAP ’08) is a senior scientist at Pfizer who worked as part of the team that developed the COVID19 vaccine. As part of the Upstream Process Development group whose main objective is to develop state-of-the-art manufacturing processes for biotherapeutics ranging from antibodies to vaccines, Tatenda was directly involved in the development of the … Continue reading USAP Alum Spotlight: Tatenda Shopera: From USAP to Senior Scientist at Pfizer.
“Working in the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy, especially for someone who is fresh out of college and has only been a registered nurse for 3 months. One thing that has made the experience more bearable is team work. With every shift, I see how our administration and leadership work tirelessly … Continue reading USAP Fights COVID-19: Nursing on the Frontline
USAP Alumni are putting their education, skills and experience to work to fight COVID-19 however and wherever they can. In this blog series, we will be highlighting their efforts. The blog below comes from USAP alumna Clarety Kaseke who is working on the quest for a COVID-19 vaccine at the Ragon Insitute of Massachusetts General … Continue reading USAP@20 Fights COVID-19 – Clarety Kaseke Works On Vaccine Team
USAP alumna Ntombizodwa Makuyana has been named a Cambridge Gates Scholar, with a scholarship that will fully fund her PhD in Biological Sciences at Cambridge University. Ntombi graduated from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University with a BSc degree in Medicinal Biochemistry in 2019 as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar. She is the second … Continue reading USAP Alum Wins Cambridge Gates Scholarship
USAP alumnus Anesu Masakura has been elected as the Student Body President of Carleton College in Minnesota. Anesu, majoring in Economics with a minor in Public Policy, ran a dynamic campaign under the slogan #makeCarletonhome. Having been an active part of student government throughout his four years at college, Anesu felt running for CSA President … Continue reading USAPer Anesu Masakura Elected Carleton Student Body President
Four USAP alum and one spouse of an alum ran in the Philadelphia Marathon this past weekend to raise funds to cover the admission and enrollment costs for students in the current USAP cohort. #USAPruns raised $3744 in donations to cover SAT registration fees, immunizations, visa fees and air tickets for high-achieving, low-income students from … Continue reading #USAPRuns
USAP alumnus Terrens Muradzikwa was honored today (25 November 2017) to be awarded the sole Rhodes Scholarship in Zimbabwe this year to study at Oxford University starting in 2018. Terrens, currently a final year Economics student at Harvard College in Massachusetts, hails from Mutare. He attended Marist Nyanga High School when he was recruited into … Continue reading USAP Alum Terrens Muradzikwa Awarded Rhodes Scholarship
When USAP students arrived on college campuses across America in August, they were pleasantly surprised to find a post office slip alerting them they had a package awaiting them. That package contained a beautiful set of bedding for each of their new dorm rooms. A USAP alumna, who prefers to remain anonymous, came up with … Continue reading Paying It Forward: USAP Students Sleep Well