Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST)

5057 Woodward, Room 6305
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-2170
(313) 577-2903 (fax)

Chemistry Building


The BEST Program will develop university infrastructure that allows trainees to explore multiple career opportunities and innovative ways to enhance their skills. Trainees will be prepared for a dynamic and evolving job market to meet the needs of the 21st century economy. These skill sets will be developed in partnership with local and national employers through mentored internships to ensure alignment between the employers’ expectations and the skills of our trainees.

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Cristina Tucker

Cristina Tucker

Dr. Tucker graduated from Wayne State University with a PhD in Social Work in 2010. She was a Rumble Fellow from 2007-2009, and a Research Assistant working on the Denver Housing Study from 2009-2010. Dr. Tucker taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Findlay before starting her own nonprofit, Corrections2Community (C2C), whose mission is to guide prison inmates through the release process back into their receiving community in partnership with other agencies equally committed to their success.

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