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  • Lonzie Hedgepeth

    Bachelor of Science

    Chemistry and Biology

    Rocky Mount, North Carolina

    Career Aspirations and Goals:

    My aspirations in life has been to become a pharmacologist emphasizing
    molecular biology, genetics, and the effects of drug interactions.

    Current Research Activities:

    The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (Fall 2016-Present):...

  • Dakota Lee

    B.S.

    Biology with Biomedical Emphasis

    Cheraw, SC

    Biography:

    My name is Dakota Lee, and I am currently a sophomore attending UNC Pembroke. I am also a member of the UNCP research program RISE as well as...

  • Cheyenne Lee

    B.S.

    Biology

    Cheraw, SC

    Biography:

    I am a first generation Native American student from the Pee Dee tribe of South Carolina.  I come from a mostly blue collar background with one grandfather being a construction worker, another being a farmer, and my own father being a mechanical engineer by experience.  My mother was a...

  • Frederick Feely II

    B.S.

    Biology with a Molecular Biology track

    Durham, NC

    Biography:

    I've always had a fascination with detail and the mechanics of how things work. There is an incredible amount of knowledge to be learned, and I have seen that through science, one can gain insights to this knowledge. I also have an affinity for detail.  Because of this, I took a liking to...

  • Katherine Rentschler

    B.S.

    Biology - Environmental Biology track

    Pinehurst, NC

    Biography:

    I transferred to UNC Pembroke from Drew University and Sandhills Community College in 2014. I started college as a biological anthropology and music double major in 2010, but had to drop out after my freshman year because of unfortunate financial circumstances. For the next three years I worked...

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