Néhémie Guillomaitre

Position
Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellow
Role
4th Year, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Bio/Description

I am a graduate student in the Chemical and Biological Engineering department studying ways to enhance the properties of polymeric hydrogels for various applications, including, but not limited to, water purification and production for water-stressed regions. I received my undergraduate degree at Columbia University in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Entrepreneurship. I am passionate about improving the world around me not only through my research, but also in my everyday interactions and daily life. Born to Haitian immigrants in Flatbush, Brooklyn, I have been blessed with so many opportunities to get to where I am today and I am committed to paving the way for others to find those opportunities, and more, as well. Accordingly, I work as a teacher with Princeton University Preparatory Program for high-achieving, low income students from historically underrepresented backgrounds in high education and as an advisor/mentor with Polygence to provide motivated students worldwide with research and college prep opportunities not normally available to them, and through which I have collaborated with a girls school in Zimbabwe.

I became involved with ADI as a GSP Mentee and a Pre-Doc Fellow my first year and both experiences were an invaluable and memorable addition to my first year experience. I have gone on to be a GSP Mentor and it has been a rewarding opportunity to support others on their transition to graduate school. As a Diversity Fellow, I am motivated to help create a welcoming environment and a diverse community, and provide the space for others to find all the support they need to succeed.  

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