“In Honor of Henrietta Lacks”
About this Project:
The focus of our websites was research and bring light to an underrated woman in history. I decided to research on Henrietta Lacks because her case is one of many that represents the disparities in the health field when it comes to black people. Lacks' cells were used in order to advance the medical field without her or her family's consent. Despite the huge impact her cells made, it took very long for Lacks to even get acknowledged as the woman behind these cells. The mistreatment of black people in the medical field is very brushed aside and needs to be addressed more. Black people should be able to feel secure in the fact they will be treated fairly and equally while fully being in the know during their time at any hospital. I wanted my project to be able to not only inform about how much a black woman has shaped the medical industry and to leave feeling not only informed, but thinking deeper about Lacks' story and how prevalent it is today.
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What I do all day at work?
I process books and serials, new acquisitions, to send to the offsite facility ReCAP which is shared between NYPL, Princeton, and Harvard libraries. I also send books to conservation for repairs.
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Types of work that I do
Audio/Video, IT & Cybersecurity, Social Media
I am passionate about doing work that relates to
Culture/Heritage, Mental Health, Social Justice
The best piece of career advice I've ever received
Stop expecting YOU from everyone else.
Krysta has over 8 years of experience in technical recruitment. Most recently she has worked in-house at health-tech startups, helping these organizations to scale rapidly. In her current role as Director of Technical Recruitment at Lightyear Health, Krysta is using data analytics to build recruitment strategies and drive results across teams.
In her free time, Krysta enjoys cooking or exploring all that her neighborhood, Astoria, has to offer alongside her micro-golden doodle pup, Maggie.
Pablo is a multi-disciplinary creative director and strategist with a career spanning entertainment and technology. Originally from Berlin, having co-founded and led design on his first startup at 15, currently living in NYC, running an XR firm as well as working at Godling Studio as a Creative Director, where he helps brands, venture funds, and web3 companies identify and build out core branding and digital infrastructure.
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