My name is Jasmine Hickson and I am currently a sophomore at Richard Bland College of William and Mary. I am majoring in Clinical Lab Sciences and plan to transfer to the College of William and Mary to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. I would like to attend medical school afterwards, all to achieve my goal of becoming a Pediatric Surgeon. I have always been interested in working in the healthcare field and even more so, passionate about working with children.

Hi, my name is Kiara Edge and I’m from Dillon, SC. I am a junior chemistry pre-med major at Norfolk State University. I’m very excited to be working with Dr. Bender this summer. I’m hoping to gain research experience, become more knowledgeable in organic chemistry, and I’m hoping this experience will help me decide what I would like to do once I complete my undergrad degree. As of now, I plan to attend graduate school to persue a degree in pharmaceutical sciences. A fun fact about myself is that I love to shop.