Caroline French to pursue Epidemiology graduate degree

by Billy Chandler

Our Emory & Henry seniors are preparing to graduate and change the world.

Caroline French, from Raleigh, N.C., will graduate in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology.

“Emory & Henry taught me a lot about the importance of community,” says French. “I am grateful for the opportunity to do research in a department that truly works together to help their students succeed.”

While on campus, French served as historian for Tri-Beta and was a member of the Pre-Health club, Blue Key and the equestrian teams. French also shared how Dr. Argyros and Dr. Fleet impacted her experience at E&H.

“My research mentor Dr. Argyros has been my biggest motivator. Any time I needed support he was available - whether to brainstorm for research or troubleshoot anything else I had concerns about. I am thankful to have been backed by a professor who works so hard to develop the department and help his students become successful biologists. Dr. Argyros has continually gone above and beyond to keep his students loving science. I hope to make him proud moving forward in graduate studies.

I also want to thank Dr. Fleet for always making an extra effort to create engaging classes. Her dedication to creating lessons that meet all of her students’ needs should not go unnoticed. She is always sharing extra resources, updating her students on new findings in science, and making sure to discuss the complicated nature of studying science focused on the contributions from white men. Her suggestion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks written by Rebecca Skloot was particularly impactful, and I recommend it to anyone looking for their next read.”

After graduation, French will pursue a graduate degree in Epidemiology.

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