Keiko developed a technique for keeping zooplankton alive in the laboratory, a thing never before achieved. She will be presenting three posters at the Undergraduate Research Forum, April 26 on her work during the SEA Miami (with Dr. Rachael Morgan-Kiss) trip during winter term and her work with with zooplankton collected from Lake Lacawac in Pennsylvania (Dr. Craig Williamson). Keiko won a prize for best poster during the recent ASM conference, beating out graduate students for this coveted prize.
This year, she has also been President of the Sigma Lambda Gamma sororities, winning a prize for most improved Greek organization due in part to the Gammas Promoting Academics (GPA) campaign. At the same time, she organized and what the first President of Students Together Empowering Minorities (STEM), a group supporting minority development in the STEM disciplines.