When Apptitude Meets Opportunity this Happens



Although a research assistant in the Claflin University's Biology Department, she is very passionate about the performing arts. She is a Stage Manager for the school's "Jar of the Floor" production; poetry winner and storytelling first-runnerup at the South Carolina Speech and Theartre Association's (SCSTA) festival competition; and even an officer on the school's honor's council.


Track Star

Trisana currently holds the Claflin University track records in 300m (39.81 secs) and 55m (6.86 secs). Her 55m record also makes her the fastest collegiate woman in the United States in said event. She also holds the Emory Complex 200m record of 24.60 secs. 


Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research Intern

The Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research provides research training opportunities for top-tier students to gain research experience, enhance their preparation in applying to top graduate and professional programs, and expose them to NIBR's approaches to patient-driven research. Scholars work on their own project with the guidance of a NIBR scientist. NIBR's research covers many disease, science, and technology areas that allow us to closely match your specific interests with one of our labs


Anhueser-Busch Legends of the Crown Leadership Scholarship

Awarded to her in the 2014-2015 academic year, Anheuser-Busch awards $5000 scholarships to 30 eligible student leaders entering their junior year of study at a four year accredited HBCU. The scholarship includes a unique leadership seminar and community service project with Anheuser-Busch senior leaders. The scholarships celebrate the leadership demonstrated by the Great Kings and Queens of Africa depicted in a one-of-a-kind Anheuser-Busch art collection.