Interviews with the toughest HBCU undergraduates.
Dr. Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, Howard ‘13, is an internal medicine resident at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2021. Learn more about his move from Cameroon to the States as a teenager, his path to medicine, and his podcast.
“I think it's a myth that Black people are very one-dimensional or all kinds of the same. Seeing all these different people with all of these other interests from diverse backgrounds encouraged me to step out of the box I put myself in.”
“I had to learn not to compare myself and the things I had going on with my Spelman sisters. I had to start telling myself early on that comparison is the thief of joy. I can't judge myself for being on one part of my journey when my sister is on another part of hers.”
“As I see it, small daily actions lead to significant change over time. And so you may not see it right in front of you, but years from now, you can look back and see how far we've come.”
"So many underrepresented people in tech don't have that opportunity to learn about computer science. If I can give these skills to kids at a young age, that's the definition of paying it forward."