Keven Stonewall is a pre-med senior majoring in Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a native of the Southside of Chicago. His national notoriety began when he was only 17 years old when he conducted research at Rush University Medical Center to determine how aging affects certain immune responses in mice when exposed to colon cancer cells. This groundbreaking research, which many scientists credit to Keven, has earned him respect in the science and medical community, and earned him numerous awards and honors including presenting at the Intel International Engineering and Science Competition, and Society for Immunothereapy of Cancer. Additionally, Keven is researching preclinical models of allogeneic blood and marrow transplant to cure osteosarcoma and neuroblastoma. Keven is committed to sharing his research and medical knowledge with all members of society, especially those from poor and underprivileged communities. He has given a TEDx Talk and have been featured by BET, USA Today, MSNBC, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago’s Windy City Live TV Show, New York Daily News, Diversity in Action, Blavity, and other media outlets. Keven was also featured in AllState’s Worth Telling campaign, and received several distinguished awards including Jet Magazine’s 40 under 40: Activism Award and WVON 1690 AM/Ariel Capital, 40 under 40 Gamechanger Award. His pursuits to medicine is drive by passion to increase health literacy and wellness among all community members, especially the poor and underprivileged. He aims to prevent community members from becoming victims of ailments such as cancer and diabetes. When Keven is not in the research lab, he travels around the country giving motivational speeches to inspire and motivate the next generation of students in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Keven is always reminded of the quote "If you’re not planning to succeed than you’re planning to fail."
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