Whatever drive and fire that you have right now in shaping your future, never stop fueling it. However, it's okay to take a step back and to just BE in the moment; to just focus on the now. Learn how to enjoy the fruits of your labor and to know when its time to focus on your mental, physical, and spiritual health. It's easy to lose yourself while pursuing your dreams. You want to be the best "you" when its time to level up in the future, and sometimes taking a step back and existing in the moment is needed in order to do that.

Keyanna Franklin
Business Process Development Specialist at Accenture

Degree(s) at UMD:

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2018


While at Accenture, Keyanna continues her support for minorities in predominantly white spaces by starting a Minority Advisory Council (M.A.C) for her project during the peak of the BLM protests. With M.A.C, groups like the LGBTQ+ community, the Native American community, the Disabilities community, and so much more, have a voice and each voice is heard loud and clear.
In addition to that, Keyanna serves as one of the Teams Leads on her project for the US Department of Health and Human Services where she practices Agile principles and methodologies. She continues to use her critical thinking and design skills learned from Chemical Engineering at UMD in her ongoing Accenture career.


  • BES/NSBE (Black Engineers Society)
  • SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers)
    • Former SHPE President