“I will be able to apply the skills I learned while doing this report to future projects, both inside and outside of the classroom.”
Term paper written for Molecular and Cellular Biology 23: History of Cancer
Bonnell investigated the factors that contribute to higher rates of cancer incidence and mortality on Native American reservations, including socioeconomic issues; environmental exposures, such as living in close proximity to oil drilling; disparities in healthcare access and quality; historical trauma and the Native American relationship with Western medicine. She used over 30 sources, from peer-reviewed journal articles to personal narratives to census data.
In Her Own Words
Read Janaé’s reflective essay from her Lang Prize application.