Raechel McKinley is a science policy manager at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She is the co-founder and co-coordinator of the HBCU Science Policy College Tour with Morehouse School of Medicine’s Science and Health Policy Group and the National Science Policy Network, where she educated and trained undergraduate and graduate students in science policy. Her policy interests are increasing funding for minority-serving institutions and supporting the next generation of scientists. She earned her BS in biology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and her PhD in anatomy from Howard University.
Addressing health inequities and serving our nation’s diverse population requires an equally diverse biomedical workforce.