Corshai Williams highlighted in ‘I Have A Story’ segment

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Corshai will enter the Department of Chemistry's PhD program in the Fall of 2018.

Photo of Corshai Williams by CBS 6, Richmond VA.

After Corshai Williams graduates from the Virginia Union University this spring, she will head east to Cambridge, where she will join the Fall 2018 class of first year graduate students in the Department of Chemistry’s PhD program. Doing so will add yet another “first” to Corshai’s already significant list – she has been the first in her family to attend college, the first Virginia Union student to be selected as a Rhodes Scholar finalist, and she will be first Virginia Union University student to attend MIT. 

Corshai and her many achievements, not the least of which being how she propelled herself from homelessness to Virginia Union University, were recently highlighted by CBS 6, a CBS affiliate network local to Richmond, Virginia, as part of an ongoing series of reports known as “I Have A Story” by Greg McQuade.

Corshai first came to MIT in 2017, when she spent the summer as a Visting Scholar studying continuous-flow synthesis in Professor Tim Jamison‘s research lab and participated in the MIT ACCESS Program.

The Department of Chemistry is thrilled to welcome Corshai back to MIT this fall.