“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.”
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.
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.
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.