Undergraduate Institution: Xavier University of Louisiana (HBCU)
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Ms. Atatiana Jefferson was a graduate of Xavier University of Lousiana, where she earned a degree in biology. Upon her 2014 graduation, she began working in pharmaceutical equipment sales, with aspirations to continue her education in medical school.
In the early morning of October 12, 2019, Ms. Jefferson was shot and killed inside her home by a police officer who was outside and responding to a non-emergency call regarding her front door being left open. Ms. Jefferson’s senseless killing at the age of 28 marks a STEM representer whose life was taken much too soon.
We honor Ms. Jefferson for being a STEM and HBCU representer. May her memory serve to inspire generations to come.