Tah-jai Sharpe

Tahjai Sharpe

UCLA-HBCU Summer Research Student

Year in program: 2018

UCLA Mentors: Dr. Adriana Galvan


Current Institution: Howard University

Tah-jai Sharpe is a recent graduate of Howard University. He has acquired his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology & Psychology and minored in Chemistry & Classical Civilization and graduated Magna Cum Laude with High Honors. He is the founder of a non-profit organization (2017) called Mentoring Youth & Teens’ Health (MYTH) geared towards mental health awareness and youth development. He has also served as an undergraduate researcher for 4 years with experiences ranging from Howard University to MIT to UCLA research. Sharpe has represented his country and school on the national and international level via conferences and research presentations which includes STEM Research and travel to Germany. He is a Forbes Under 30 Scholar and a 2019-2020 fellow at the Clinton Global Initiative. Tah-jai is passionate about utilizing epigenetic research and international policy to achieve justice for marginalized communities with a focus on health equity.