Donna McKeon


I am a lesbian and I am a biologist.//


I completed a BS in Biomedical Sciences from the University of the Sciences in 2018. During my time as an undergrad, I worked in research labs that were mainly molecular biology-centered for around 3 years. Currently, I work as a lab technician in a cell motility lab, studying how cells move through 2D and 3D environments.

I’ve known that I wanted to become a scientist since I was 6 years old. Like many LGBTQ+ youth and women of color, I found it incredibly discouraging that I never saw a scientist that looked like me in my catholic grade school and high school. This aspect of my education made the most impact on my career, and fuels my passion for mentoring students. By being open about my LGBTQ+ status, I hope to break down the archetype of the stereotypical scientist.