PhD Candidate, University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Deonnia N. Pompey is a second-year master’s student in the Biostatistics program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with the intention of pursuing a PhD. Pompey obtained her associate, bachelor, and master’s degree in mathematics, beginning at Lawson State Community College and completing at UAB. Upon the completion of her master’s degree she became an adjunct Mathematics instructor at Samford University, Birmingham Southern College, Jefferson State Community College, and Lawson State Community College. After teaching for three years, she yearned to find a way to use math to better her community and the world around her. This lead her to the School of Public Health. Desiring a higher education degree that could merge her passion for mathematics and helping others, the Biostatistics program was the perfect fit. Through Pompey’s passion for nutrition and fitness she hopes to one day be a part of studies that use food and holistic wellness strategies to treat chronic illness as well as instructing and mentoring students as a professor.