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Afrah Faraz, UNC '24

Afrah
Faraz

Cohort 8

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Major: Chemistry

Research Interest: Organic and analytical chemistry; DNA repair processes



My favorite experience has been becoming friends with the members of my cohort. Everyone is very interesting, and I enjoy studying with them or having fun!




WHAT attracted you to the CSS program and to Carolina?

My sister went to UNC so I have been a UNC fan for years! The CSS program stood out as an amazing resource to help me thrive at UNC and pursue my STEM interests.


WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE SO FAR?

My favorite experience has been becoming friends with the members of my cohort. Everyone is very interesting, and I enjoy studying with them or having fun!


HOW HAS your experience with CSS SHAPED YOUR GOALS and career path?

My experience with CSS has shown me that I really love STEM and pursuing a chemistry PhD is still a goal that I have.


WHAT research topic are you interested in exploring and why?

I am interested in organic or analytical chemistry. I am currently working in the Erie lab at UNC where I work with AFM to study DNA repair processes.