From Ghana, West Africa, Danielle Twum received her B.A. in Biology from Vassar College, where she studied the effects of climate change on coral bleaching. Danielle received her Ph.D. in Cancer Immunology from the University at Buffalo where she studied the immunology of breast cancer metastasis. Dr. Twum is an AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador, an initiative aimed at increasing the visibility of women in STEM as role models for young girls. If she is not reading romantic novels, you’ll find Dr. Twum enjoying Korean and Indian food, pretending to be Beyoncé’s background dancer, or getting lost in the wormhole that is the BBC Earth YouTube channel.