A 22-year-old graduate has made history as Virginia’s first black female nanoscientist.
Ginai Seabron, who studied nanoscience at Virginia Tech, says she noticed she was often the only person of color in her class—but didn’t think she was the first black woman ever to complete the program.
“We talked to the department head and he looked it up and confirmed it,” Seabron, a Richmond Community High grad, told NBC12.
The nanoscience program at Virginia Tech is just one of two in the state.
Photos of Seabron’s graduation went viral with more than 14,000 retweets and 70,000 likes. The school has shared her story on their social media pages, hoping it will attract more minorities to the university.
Seabron said she’s taking a year off to inter at Virginia Tech before she goes back to school.