Interview with Toni Johnson-Chavis
QUESTION 6
JACKIE SHEARER:

How did you perform at Stanford?

TONI JOHNSON-CHAVIS:

Fairly well. Not straight A as compared to, ah--

JACKIE SHEARER:

I'm sorry. Could you give me a complete sentence.

TONI JOHNSON-CHAVIS:

Pretty well, I did not have a straight A grade point average, a 4.0 grade point average that I had coming out of high school. But I finished, ah, with a, a B average, above a B average. I think specifically it was like 3.2. I made As and Bs but did fairly well. I finished Stanford in three years. I, ah, one quarter took 24 units to finish. Not only did I finish in three years but I was really very, very active. I was a very active member of the BSU. I was in a pre-med, ah, advisory group. I was on a selection committee for other students coming in to the school. I did some research with, ah, sickle cell anemia with Norman Kretchmer in the Medical School. I was also in a tutorial program that Black students formed and would go over into East Palo Alto and tutor Black students in the elementary school who were having school learning disabilities, so that I was very, very active in addition to carrying out a pre-med curriculum. And I finished that in three years. Ah, even though I did not make a 4.0 grade point average, my motivation was always self, ah, and I felt very good about, ah, what I had done and contributed to the community in East Palo Alto, what I had contributed to the school and the BSU, as well as what my grades were in preparation for medical school. And I felt very confident that I would be able to handle any medical school curriculum pretty well, without a problem. So, overall, I felt very positive about what I did.