Chloe has been an extremely talented student and a leader on campus since arriving at Stetson. A J. Ollie Edmunds Scholar and Honors student, she has excelled in all her classes. Chloe was often the top student in her classes and has impressed faculty with her ability to synthesize diﬃcult concepts and the high standards she sets. On top of her rigorous course load, volunteer work shadowing medical practitioners, work as a Stetson Peer Instructor, and extensive campus involvement (Zeta Tau Alpha, FOCUS leader, AED, Omicron Delta Kappa, Biology Honor Society, Rho Lambda, Order of Omega), Chloe has sought out scientific research opportunities. She completed two research projects before beginning her senior research as a junior in Dr. Jean Smith’s laboratory. Chloe‘s project used mutational analysis to study a protein required for cell‐cell fusion in budding yeast, and she received a Stetson SURE grant for this work. More impressive than her scientific findings, which suggest an interesting mechanism for fusion regulation, was her perseverance in the laboratory through scientific setbacks and experimental diﬃculties. Chloe was never deterred by confusing results, and always came to the lab excited to try something new. Recently, she presented her work at the Association of Southeastern Biologists Annual Meeting in collaboration with the Biological Honor Society and earned the Frank G. Brooks Award for Superior Talk in Molecular Biology. Chloe will begin medical school this summer.