Costner McKenzie

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine - Northwestern University

“Jackie Robinson has provided me with a family of bright individuals who are striving to better their communities. I’m grateful to have such an amazing community to support me as I strive to reach my goals.”

2014-2015 Accomplishments

Costner received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, awarded by the Black Community Services Center. He is currently working as a Research Assistant in the Stanford Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program and as a Student Advisor for the Human Biology department, hoping to gain practical experience in pediatric health and leadership.

Career Aspirations

Costner would like to graduate with a degree in Human Biology; after which he plans to take a year off to teach abroad. Once he returns, Costner hopes to enroll in medical school to pursue a Doctor of Medicine. Ultimately, Costner would like to practice pediatric medicine.

Community Service

Last year, Costner was most involved in Larkin House, where he worked as a Resident Assistant. He helped freshman navigate personal, academic, and social obstacles at Stanford.


  • Gregg Gonsalves '89
  • Sobani Warner '89
  • Ronald Berry '94
  • Chris and Jade Dean '08
  • Lisa Farrow '94
  • Rand Harlow '88
  • John Kalaboukas '86
  • Mark Lee '90
  • Reginald Livingston '96
  • Angelia Lumpkin '97
  • Joseph Okpaku '94
  • Joy Profet '97
  • Alexander Long '95