"The beauty of this foundation lies in the rich community that the family has fostered. Being surrounded by a diverse network of ambitious scholars and family members encourages and motivates me to strive for my best."

Kameryn Overton

B.S., Environmental, Natural Resources, and Plant Sciences with a minor in Biology
Tuskegee University, 2024

High School:

Northeast Magnet School, 2020
Wichita, KS

Activities and Interests:

Kameryn graduated from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Natural Resource, and Plant Sciences and a minor in Biology. While she is not certain of a specific job, she is sure she wants her career to handle topics like sustainability, environmental health, and environmental justice.

Since 2021, she has participated in internships every summer, which have allowed her to see different parts of her field, see new parts of the country, and grow in her understanding of her passion. In Austin, Texas, she participated in a Research for Undergraduates (REU) program with the University of Texas at Austin, where she and a research partner completed a comprehensive project that aimed to understand and address resilience in Austin from different lenses but also from the perspective of marginalized communities. In Annapolis, Maryland, she participated in an internship with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science on the Coastal Ocean Assessment for Sustainability and Transformation (COAST) Card project through the Global Sustainability Scholars (GSS) program. Last summer, she helped facilitate four stakeholder engagement events and planned a fifth targeted event that diversified participant demographics. This summer, she is returning to Annapolis to help coordinate another stakeholder engagement event involving community science.

After this summer, she will be headed to West Virginia University to participate in the One Health WV program. This one-year program will allow her to participate in environmental research from the view that ecosystem, animal, and human health are linked. There, she will be joining Dr. Gregory Dahle to work on a project looking at the relationship between urban canopy coverage, air pollution, and asthma. 

Kameryn is looking forward to this summer and subsequent year in West Virginia!