DoSSC Biology Department Leaders

Shenika Christopher 

Shenika Christopher

Shenika Christopher is the Biological Science Leader in the Division of Science Council at the City College of New York. She is currently a master’s student in the biology program at the City College of New York. Prior to her master’s program, Shenika received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology at Fordham University. In 2018, she worked closely with medical professionals and physicians to provide patients with the best services in the radiology department at Weill Cornell. In her spare time, Shenika enjoys giving back to the community by joining organizations that align with reducing gaps in STEM and breaking barriers that discourage students from joining the sciences. To help reduce the gap, she volunteers her time as the President of the CCNY Women in Science, an organization that aims increase the awareness about the status of women in science by advocating and providing avenues of equality for women in professional advancement and the scientific community. To break down barriers, Shenika works as a teacher assistant for undergraduate biology courses in which she simplifies complex concepts for her students and provide an open learning environment. You can catch Shenika hiking on a trail on her days off.

Raghd Ahmed


Raghd(she/her) is a rising junior at the City College of New York majoring in Biology. Her desire to help her community has led her to gain a multitude of experiences both in health care and community outreach. Raghd has150+ hours of volunteering at NYP and is a current volunteer at New York Cares. At MSKCC, she's a research intern in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, working on projects like the Arab health initiative(AHI) and Immigrant Health & Cancer Disparities. At City College, Raghd has held the treasurer's position of the Biology Club for the academic year 2021-2022 and is currently both a student leader in the Division of Science Council and the president of the Biology Club. During her free time, Raghd spends time learning Japanese, going on walks, and watching movies.


Bintou Soumaoro


Bintou is a senior at The City College of New York, majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology. She plans to attend Physician Assistant school upon graduating with her bachelor’s degree. She has earned her Medical Assistant certificate and will be working as an M.A. She has recently started working at Dr. Carnaval’s lab at CCNY, collaborating with a Ph.D. student in studying the evolution of mountain birds. Outside of science, she is an active club leader for Muslims Giving Back, serving as treasurer and part of the marketing team. She has volunteered at Mount Sinai, helping in-patient children cope with hospitalization and illness through games and activities. She also tutored elementary and middle school students in math and science.



Joshua Kimbrell


Joshua Kimbrell is a Division of Science student leader with a major in Biology. He is a post-baccalaureate student who came to City College of New York while working as a Paramedic. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Tulane University and came to CCNY as a career-changer to follow his dream of becoming a physician. Joshua originally comes from Mobile, Alabama. After six years in New Orleans attending Tulane and working as a Paramedic, he moved to New York in 2020. Since his start in CCNY, he has developed a love of the sciences and stepped into a leadership role here in the Division of Science. When he's not at CCNY, Joshua works as a Quality Improvement Coordinator for a local EMS department, teaches Paramedics and EMTs as a Certified Lab Instructor at an Allied Health school and works on the road as a Paramedic at another EMS agency. He volunteers with the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center and EMSPAC, an EMS advocacy organization. He dabbles in EMS research, recently in how the COVID 19 pandemic has affected the EMS community and the improvement science in EMS cardiac arrest resuscitation. In his spare time, he likes to play with his dog Mojo, find a new restaurant to try, and travel.

Duyen Bui


Duyen (she/her) is a second-year student majoring in biology at City College of New York. She is on the pre-med track and dreams of becoming a dermatologist. Duyen has proved her commitment to the community at City College by obtaining leading roles in various supporting clubs such asTriBetaHonors,AmericanWomenMedicalAssociation,ProjectSunshine,DivisonofScienceStudentCouncil,andBiologyClub.SheiscurrentlyworkingtobecomeaChemistry103recitationleaderandisactivelyworkingtowardsmoretutoringandteachingroles.Herteachingpassionstemsfromherhometown’slackofresourcesandoptionsforstudentsrequiringextrahelponvariousschoolsubjects.Inhighschool,shetookituponherselftohelppeersobtainextrasupportandtutoringservices.Thisdevotioncontinuesinhertodayassheisateacher’sassistantforSTEMInsitute’svariousfreeclassesopentolow-incomestudents.DuyenisalsoworkingwiththeHarlemGalleryofSciencetomentoryoungerstudentstowardaSTEM-relatedcareerfield.Outsideoftheclassroom,sheisapartofCityCollege’sfirst-everwomen’slacrosseteam,winninganhonorablementionforhersupportfornewincomingplayers.Shealsohasalovefordogs,cooking,andspendinganytypeofqualitytimewithherfriendsandfamily.AsaDoSStudentCouncilmember,sheisexcitedtosharethatsameloveforSTEMwiththecommunityandworktowardsopeningresourcesandopportunitiesforfellowstudents.

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Last Updated: 04/01/2024 10:44