“Going through CSS, I learned the full array of possibilities of what I could accomplish as a scientist. The sky is the limit.
Meharry Medical College (MD)
WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS?
In the future, I hope to become an MD/PhD physician scientist that focuses on health disparities in women of color.
WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?
I was aware of the Meyerhoff Program and its success (and was granted an acceptance). CSS had the same goals and was on a bigger campus with much more to offer in terms of my whole undergrad experience (i.e., D1 athletics, etc). Also, CSS has a more progressive approach in terms of creating a safe and welcoming environment of all communities (i.e., LGBTQ).
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE OR MEMORY?
I enjoyed living together the first year. My cohort members and I spent many long nights studying that allowed us to bond. We spent a weekend in Virginia with the Meyerhoff and Millennium Scholars which was very fun.
HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?
I was originally focused only on becoming an MD physician in the clinic. Going through CSS, I learned the full array of possibilities of what I could accomplish as a scientist. The sky is the limit.
WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?
While at UNC, I worked in an epigenetics Drosophila lab. My PI was Dr. Gregory Matera in the Genome Sciences Building.