Lauren Tucker

Hometown: Wheatley Heights, NY

high school: Half Hollow Hills HS West

college: Harvard College

MAJOR: Neurobiology and African American Studies

Lauren Tucker, of Wheatley Heights, NY, is a rising sophomore at Harvard College in Cambridge, MA. Lauren is a Neuroscience concentrator on the pre-med track and plans to obtain a secondary in African American studies.

For years, her love of Science has driven her to participate in many STEM activities including Captain of the HHH FTC Robotics Team, Co-Founder and current President of the HHH Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Club, and numerous Math and Science Research competitions where she has won many medals. She is also a Peer Tutor, and Captain of the Girls Golf Team.  Lauren, a proud young black woman, serves as President of her school’s African American Student Organization, and is currently in the process of forming a black women’s coalition for her community to bring together black females of all ages.

Since starting college, Lauren has continued to immerse herself in STEM activities. She is a research intern at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital with Harvard Medical School, working in the Frank Lab I the Genetics Department. She is a member of the Crimson Medical Mentorship Program, the Minority Association of Pre-medical Students, for which she serves as vice Mentorship Chair, and a participant in the Science Club for Girls. Lauren is also a proud member of the Association of Black Harvard Women and the Black Students Association.

In her free time, Lauren enjoys co-curricular figure drawing classes and writing poetry. Lauren’s lives by the Michelle Obama quote “The one way to get me to work my hardest was to doubt me”.


Back to Scholars