Deborah Jack attended Cornell University where she double majored in Biology + Society and Africana Studies. After she graduated from college, she returned to her home state, Maryland, and attended Towson University for Biology. During her time there, she gained interest in conducting research and successfully gained a research associate position at NIAID/NIH. During her time at NIH, she conducted crystallography research and presented her research at Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins and NIH research fairs. After two years at NIAID/NIH, she entered into medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. She became a part of Dr. Thompson’s lab between her 2ndand 3rdyear of medical school, where she learned bacterial genetics and conducted experiments using basic molecular biology techniques. She recently graduated on May 8th, 2020 and will be attending Morehouse School of Medicine for Internal Medicine residency. Ultimately, she wants to go into oncology and find new and safer ways to treat different types of cancers. She loves to read romance novels, cook Nigerian food, and hike nature trails.