Keiana is already a trailblazer—and she’s only 21. Her current project is Sublima, a company working to provide the first non-hormonal birth control pill, and that’s just one of Keiana’s many scientific endeavors. She realized she had the power to be a changemaker following the BP oil spill in 2010, when her research showed that cancer-causing molecules developed in the water less than 12 hours after the spill. That research led her to win 2nd place in the world at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair when she was just a junior in high school. She was named one of Glamour’s College Women of the Year in 2018, and her work is just beginning.
Whether it’s in STEM or any field that you’re interested in, to Keiana, being a trailblazer means taking risks and doing things differently.