Kilando Chambers is an undergraduate at Harvard College pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus track in Mind Brain Behavior (MBB) and a secondary in Statistics. Kilando graduated from Murrah High School in Jackson, MS, and there his passion for research and mentoring began. Kilando was apart of the Base Pair program at Murrah, a prestigious program that matched high school students with biomedical researchers at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Kilando studied viral capsids and cancer treatments in the microbiology department. While simultaneously interning with Base Pair, Kilando began a free peer-led ACT test prep program for the students in his school district, most of whom were low-income and black or brown students.
Kilando has furthered his interests in teaching, community service, and research at Harvard College. Kilando is a recipient of the Harvard College Research Program stipend that allows him to independently research emotional avoidance and racial trauma in black people. Kilando has also worked with many start-up companies to improve educational access for underrepresented minorities through technology and AI. He also works with HAUSCR Summit for Young Leaders in China to educate students in China about queer topics. In his spare time, Kilando commits as much time as possible to tutoring students for college admissions exams.
Kilando hopes to foster interest in psychology, neuroscience, statistics, and math with students at Curious Cardinals. Above all, Kilando wants people interested in any form of education to leave the classroom learning something new and unique about themselves.
Three words to describe me...