VCU Forensic Science graduate, Tiffany Role, named to list of inspiring Black scientists

February 4, 2021

A website dedicated to helping researchers and scientific professionals connect and improve their careers has recognized two Virginia Commonwealth University graduates. 

Cell Mentor compiled a list of “1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America,” and College of Humanities and Sciences graduates Nisan Hubbard, Ph.D., and Tiffany Rolle, Ph.D., were included.

Rolle is now trying to inspire others to seek careers in research. At her fellowship at the National Human Genome Research Institute (part of the National Institutes of Health), she tries to increase the number of underrepresented groups in the sciences. She helps undergrads understand the opportunities that exist in the sciences, and lists such as the 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists are important toward achieving that goal. Black and brown students need to recognize that others have been successful in the field, Rolle said.