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Jarvis Richardson, UNC '24

Jarvis
Richardson

Cohort 8

Hometown: Stockbridge, GA

Major: Environmental Health Sciences, with a minor in Spanish for the Professions

Research Interest: Infectious diseases and public health



This experience has made me realize I want to obtain my PhD and do life-saving research in my field.




WHAT attracted you to the CSS program and to carolina?

The CSS program offered me the opportunity to be around like minded peers who are all minorities interested in STEM.


WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE SO FAR?

My favorite experience has been getting to meet new people from various cohorts.


HOW HAS your experience with the CSS program SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

This experience has made me realize I want to obtain my PhD and do life-saving research in my field.


WHAT research topic are you interested in exploring and why?

I am interested in exploring infectious diseases and Public Health. I currently work in the Fry Lab, where I am studying the effects of toxicants from waste sites on the health of the newborn population in nearby communities.