Originally from the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Roberts migrated to the US to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Brandeis University.
After college, she worked as a research assistant at Harvard Medical School, on a project focused on developing a conjugate vaccine for the prevention of Tularemia. She subsequently pursued her Doctor of Medicine degree, with a concentration in Medical Education and Leadership, at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. During her medical school tenure, she became a published first author on several biomedical articles on the Vitamin D status in Blacks and was awarded the highest research honor for medical student research.
After medical school, she completed her General Internal Medicine residency training at Yale New Haven Hospital, where she remained actively involved in diversity efforts, serving as co-president of the Yale Minority House-staff Organization for two consecutive years.
She is currently a Clinical Geriatric Fellow at Harvard Medical School, specifically at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and continues to serve as a Student Advisor for the Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP) at Harvard Medical School, mentoring minority students interested in Medicine and the Health Sciences.
In addition to being a Geriatrician, Dr. Roberts aspires to eventually serve as Dean of Students at a major medical school campus one day, where she can continue to use her platform to mentor, support, and inspire other minority and first-generation medical students to believe in the realm of the possible.