Sky Harper is a third-year student at Drexel University pursuing a BS in chemistry. After graduation, he plans to enter an MD/PhD program and delve into translational and clinical research on external and internal factors that contribute to healthcare disparities and limitations in low-resource communities. He is the President of Drexel Indigenous Students of the Americas and is involved around campus in different capacities. He is working with the USDA-ARS as a researcher. He has had the opportunity to conduct research with Dr. Hai-Feng Ji on polymers and Dr. John Medaglia in the Cognitive Neuroengineering and Wellbeing Laboratory and will be joining Dr. Bouchard's lab during the spring.
Sky is a first-generation Navajo student from Chinle, Arizona and his goal is to show his five younger brothers that it is possible to succeed in whatever field you pursue. He would like to thank his mom and dad for their support throughout his life and for always being invested in his and his brother's education. Sky has been involved in the Pennoni Honors College through the Honors Program, STAR Scholars, Aspire, Scholars, Supernova Undergraduate Research Fellows, and fellowships advising. He hopes to write for Dr. Melinda Lewis before graduation!
Read our May 2022 article about Sky here: Sky's the Limit
Read about Sky in Drexel News here: Sky Harper Becomes Drexel's Second-Ever Truman Scholar, First-Ever Triple Crown
Last updated: May 2023