Emily has left an indelible mark on her professors and fellow students alike. With her unwavering dedication to academic excellence, Emily has emerged as an outstanding student and an inspiration to her peers. Emily contributed to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry as an excellent Stetson Peer Instructor (SPI) for the general chemistry sequence. As a SPI, Emily provided invaluable assistance to her fellow students, helping them to master the fundamental concepts of general chemistry. She demonstrated a keen understanding of the subject matter and communicated complex ideas in a clear and concise manner, making the material more accessible to her peers. Emily’s work on her senior research project, "Progress in Synthesis of SINE Drug Targets via an Enolate Reaction," showcased her skills in synthetic organic chemistry and her ability to conduct innovative research in this field. Through her project, Emily focused on the synthesis of small-molecule inhibitors targeting the nuclear export protein XPO1, a promising drug target in the treatment of cancer and other diseases.
Finally, Emily's sense of humor has brought joy and levity to her classes and labs. She helped create a positive and supportive learning environment that benefited both her peers and instructors. Her quick wit and ability to make others laugh have made even the most challenging topics more engaging and approachable.