(photo from gc4women.org)
Lusher 2016 graduate Keiana Cave’ has been making headlines for years now, from her placement on last year’s Forbes “30 Under 30” list to the planet that was named after her during her senior year at Lusher. Cave’, who is now a chemical engineering student at the University of Michigan, is back in the news now after being honored by the Global Connections For Women (GC4W) with a spot in the top half of their “Top 100 Women in the World” list. Keiana’s full profile and Q&A is definitely worth a read. Here’s an excerpt:
Keiana Cavé is an American Entrepreneur. She is also a student at the University of Michigan studying chemical engineering. She was honored in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2017 in the “Energy and Cleantech” Category. Keiana is one of the youngest changemakers to be featured on the list. She is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. Keiana began her own independent research on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill with a focus on nanotechnology at the University of New Orleans at 15. Now, she has two published scientific research papers and two patents. After placing second at Intel ISEF in the Earth and Environmental Sciences category for her project, “A Method for Identifying the Photoproducts, Mechanisms, and Toxicity of Petroleum from the Deepwater Horizon by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography and DNPHi Derivatization,” Keiana became a member of Tulane University’s Van Bael Lab where she continued her oil spill research with a focus on bacterial and fungal endophytes.