Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Seleeke graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in brain and cognitive sciences. He then completed his Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. During his doctoral studies, Seleeke also served as a monitoring and evaluation consultant with the international non-profit vaccine access organization, Energize the Chain, for which he developed a comprehensive framework to monitor and evaluate the health, economic, and social impacts of the group’s efforts in Ghana. Since arriving at Princeton, his focus has shifted from international to domestic as he explores the relationship between race, place and health. This past summer, Seleeke interned in the public health department of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the regional planning agency for the Boston metropolitan area, where he worked to integrate racial health equity work in the agency’s planning considerations. After graduation, he hopes to work in neighborhood and city planning and development with a lens that centers the health and well-being of marginalized communities. In his free time, Seleeke enjoys (temporarily) learning musical instruments, having long discussions about music and culture, learning new recipes and compiling an endless library of books.