According to his professors, Chris was "a very strong student" who consistently "provided good insights both in class and in his written work" and "always was helpful to other students." His willingness to help others is evident in his serving as a Student-Athlete Tutor and Success Specialist and his participation in the Peace Corps Prep Program. Chris’ overall academic excellence earned him membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Chris is a well-rounded student leader who has held various leadership roles in organizations across campus, including Honor Student Council Investigator, President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Building Manager in the Hollis Center, and a participant in the Model Senate. Of note, Chris is an experienced researcher. Beginning his sophomore year, Chris served as a research assistant in Dr. Sarah Garcia’s Clinical Neuropsychology lab studying the use of trans-cranial direct current stimulation to improve cognition and mood. He is currently working as a clinical intern at the Brain Fitness Academy at Stetson. These research experiences will serve him well as he pursues his goal of attending medical school and becoming a neurologist. His own senior research project, which examined the influence of probiotics on depression and anxiety via the gut-brain axis, cleverly combined his dual interests in Psychology and Health Sciences. He plans to publish the work following graduation.
Chris has pursued a double major in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. He has been active in many organizations and campus activities, including Phi Beta Kappa, Peace Corps program, and Model Senate. He has also worked as a research assistant for the Stetson Neuropsychology Lab, a student assistant for the Brain Fitness Academy, and a student‐athlete tutor and success specialist. Chris has held multiple leadership roles in several organizations including Honor Student Council Investigator, President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and Building Manager at the Hollis Center. He completed a senior research study that examined the eﬀect of pro-biotics on depression/anxiety through the gut‐brain axis (GBA) and presented his research at Stetson Showcase 2023. One faculty member remarked, "Chris is an exceptional student and servant leader. His participation in so many venues reflect his dedication to being an active, engaged and caring member of the community. " Another professor commented, "I wish I had a whole class of Chris Walkers – he sets the standard and provides a measure of excellence." Chris plans to attend medical school and become a neurologist.