Chyna Mays is a Ph.D. student in Biological Engineering at MIT. Chyna is also a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and an Alfred P. Sloan Scholar. Chyna has recently joined Angela Belcher’s lab, and she plans to develop biosensors for difficult to detect chemicals and toxins. She received her Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from Stanford University, where she and her teammates designed a needle guide that enables transvaginal delivery of medication to the bladder for the treatment of Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. Chyna is very passionate about mentoring and supporting STEM education and plans to continue volunteering during her time as a Ph.D. student.