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Shaudaè Moore, Jackson State University- c/o 2016, Biology

Shaudaè Moore – Jackson State University

Name : Shaudaè Moore

HBCU : Jackson State University

Graduation Year : 2016

Major : Biology


Where are you from? Who introduced you to HBCUs?*

I am a native of Mississippi, born in Clarksdale but my community is so small I have to say I’m from Charleston, MS. However I grew up in Waterloo, IA. I was introduced to HBCUs through the UNI Upward Bound Program.

Shaudaè Moore and Friends
Shaudaè Moore and Friends

Why did you choose an HBCU over a pwi?*

Initially I attended University of Iowa, but honestly I didn’t see myself succeed academically. So I made the decision to attend JSU which was my first choice. There is where I knew I could be myself instead of just my student number. I could relate to my peers and not being made to feel the pressure of succeeding because I was 1 of a few black students in a predominantly white class. At JSU I could excel as an individual.

Violinist Virtuoso Shaudaè Moore
Violinist Virtuoso Shaudaè Moore

What is the story of your "experience" at Your HBCU given its heralded status as a stellar and prestigious institution?*

The Honors college (at Jackson State University) just made the difference, it keeps me grounded. My advisors have continuously cared bout my matriculation. So they pass me (see me) like I am their daughter. Through them I stay connected with my peers so we can study and help each other in passing our courses.


"First time" experiences at your HBCU?*

When I came to JSU I admittedly applied to the W. E. B Dou Bois honors college, and in doing that was how I met a bunch of amazing ladies that I am friends with to this day. They saw me for who I was and always encouraged me to conquer my passion. Which helped me go out to become a plus size model.


Who are the professors that have impacted your life in and out of the classroom? How did they do that?*

Mrs. Rachel Jordan made such as wonderful impact on my life. She was my applied violin teacher and String Ensemble conductor. I went through so much of a rollercoaster of emotion when my world seemed to crumble around me to dealing with my health because I was always hurt or sick.


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