Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology
Future Plans: Healthcare Professional
My name is Alhaji Foray and I am a Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology major hailing from Philadelphia, PA. I chose Fisk after they offered me the Erastus Milo Cravath Presidential Scholarship. Receiving this scholarship relieved the financial burden of college, and I’ve had the opportunity to flourish ever since. Throughout my time at Fisk University, I’ve grown immensely and have taken advantage of many opportunities that this university has to offer. I’m currently a participant of the Fisk-Meharry BS/MD program, an HBCU Wellness ambassador, and a student researcher in partnership with the American Heart Association and Vanderbilt University. In the words of James Baldwin, “The world is before you, and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.” These are words that I live by. After graduating from Fisk, I plan on becoming a healthcare professional focusing on reducing the health care disparities faced by African Americans. Being at Fisk has truly polished me as an individual and has helped with my academic, professional, and personal growth. I couldn’t be happier with my choice and I’m forever grateful for the opportunities that Fisk has afforded me.