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Bioengineering '26

Jayniana Williams


Jayniana is a sophomore majoring in Bioengineering with an interest in biomechanics product design. Her passion lies in leveraging bioengineering to improve the medical industry's approach to disease management. Previously, Jayniana worked in the Wang Lab, optimizing Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) techniques for a non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) assay and gaining experience with surface functionalization for giant magnetoresistive (GMR) biosensors. Beyond academia, you can find Jayniana leading dances on the sidelines of football games as Stanford Cheer Captain and bridging gaps between undergraduate marginalized communities and Stanford alumni as a Stanford Diverse Alumni Ambassador. She finds this role particularly fulfilling as it enables her to strengthen connections and resource accessibility for First-Generation and Low-Income (FLI) and Black students at Stanford. Jayniana's career aspirations extend beyond the technical principles of bioengineering; she is committed to utilizing her platform to advocate for improved health outcomes of historically marginalized communities. She envisions a career that unites bioengineering with community development, aimed at enhancing scientific literacy and health equity for minority populations.