Adashima Oyo is a third year PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center. She earned a MPH degree from CUNY’s Brooklyn College. Adashima has two research interests, and both intersect with the minority-majority demographic shift that is occurring in America. First, the problem of health disparities and its disproportionate burden on Black and Latino minority communities. Second, the lack of racial diversity among college and university faculty and its implications on Black and Latino students, particularly those pursuing health related careers. Adashima has published findings from her research in peer-reviewed journals and presented at several national conferences. She is part of the adjunct faculty at NYU and Brooklyn College where she teaches courses on health sciences and research methods.