Election Year: 2021
Election Constituency: Canada
Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence
Rhodes Identifier: Newfoundland & 2021
Originally from Bonavista, Newfoundland, Jevon holds an MSc from Queen's University and a BScH from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). Jevon is passionate about using chemistry to tackle some of the greatest challenges in cancer research, and is a recognized Canadian scholar and invited research scholar throughout Europe. Jevon's work has been presented globally and is currently under submission for publication. Jevon is also a registered yoga teacher and an active member of his community. A passionate mental health advocate, Jevon helped pioneer a peer support program and scholarship at MUN, and has also aided incoming refugees settling in Canada, and supported various community non-profits working with marginalized and low socioeconomic status community members. He wishes to further his research in Chemistry at Oxford, developing therapeutics for children with rare brain cancers.