Daziyah was born, raised, and previously educated in Florida, earning her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in 2020. Throughout her undergraduate years at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (the baddest HBCU in the land), Daziyah had internship opportunities with Ford Motor Company and Johnson & Johnson, as well as a study abroad opportunity in Salamanca, Spain.
In Fall 2020, Daziyah joined the Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces (MAHI) Lab as a GEM Full Fellow and became a NSF GRFP recipient the following semester. Her research focuses on exploring the possibilities of haptic interfaces in mental health treatments.
I would love to chat with you more about the graduate programs at Rice, the affinity groups in the Rice community (particularly the Black Graduate Student Association), and the general feeling of the university. I can provide the perspective of a previous HBCU attendant and being a first-year during a pandemic. Feel free to reach out to me by email!