Born in Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and raised in Albany, Ga., Kwasi obtained completed his B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and is now a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the behavioral strategies chipmunks employ to cope with rapid environmental change in the Eastern Sierra Nevada of California. Kwasi is part of the BlackAFinSTEM collective; he has also been interviewed by the New York Times and NPR member station CapRadio. Outside of science, Kwasi enjoys hiking, camping, making music, debating hip-hop, and Dungeons and Dragons.