Monday 13 July, 2020

Nandi graduates with a STEM degree - BioChemistry with Honours

Known for her dance moves, Nandi Yard has added some extra initials after her name now.

Graduating from the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill today, October 19, 2019, she crossed the stage to accept her scroll having completed her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (HONS). 

On her Instagram page, Nandi said that reading for this degree was no walk in the park and it was not a one-person achievement. She said that in essence it took a village, along with much dedication, commitment, travel, teamwork and persistence to complete this degree in four years.

Sharing two photos from today's ceremony in her white romper and blue and red graduation robe, Nandi wrote the caption:

'BSc Biochemisty (HONS.)
Today I traded my lab coat for this one (for now) .

People often ask how I did it, but on a real! I gotta say a HUGEEEEE thank you to nuff people! •To my lectures who were understood I was trying to live my dream •My friends who always ensured I had all assignments, labs, notes and on time for every deadline (especially kemisha, donnisha and jayda)
•@machelmontano and his team for supporting and facilitating my travels too and from school in the middle of multiple carnivals because I had an exam or some lab! (Also understanding me studying in the bus on the way to shows🤣)
•my reserch supervisor who believed, guided and pushed me, guided in every possible way
•my friends and family who were there for me when I was about to tip over • @shortshon who often ran to the lab with me up until 12 am to avoid explosions and take my notes✍🏾

And lastly, those random messages of encouragement from my ig fam that calmed me right back down and kept me anchored.
TO EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU! THANK YOU SO MUCH! It has been 4 years of many highs and extreme lows but WE MADE IT!
And to anyone who tells you you have you choose? Do your thing and prove em wrong✌🏾 .
#graduate #biochemist #biochemistry #blackgirlmagic #melanin #wemadeit #locs #locnation #bsc'

With 39.9K followers on her Instagram in just two hours,  the post has racked up over 5,000 likes.

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