Despite the skeptics and naysayers, Geathers is now the first Black female student body president in MIT’s history.
I was welcomed into the Black women community, but it’s small, and I think it’s honestly decreasing.”
In comparison with the overall U.S. population, Black students are underrepresented among the school’s undergrads.
When she started at the university, she was the only Black student in her class.
According to the university, more than 20 Black students will be enrolled in its medical program in the 2020-2021 school year.