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Faith Wilson

Title of Program: Biomedical Anthropology

E-mail Address: fwilson5@vols.utk.edu

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Year: Junior

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2022

Description of Program: My program focuses on connecting biological, chemical, and anthropological concepts relating to human disease and health. My goal is to understand how diseases work physiologically within the human body but also understand what the implications of disease are on populations and in the world as a whole.

Departmental Emphases: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, and Public Health

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joanne Devlin, Anthropology

Plans after graduation (career, graduate/professional school, etc.): After graduating, I plan to attend medical school—possibly an MD/MPH program. Regardless of the specialty I choose, I want to eventually practice medicine in a rural/underserved area.

Other Academic Interests: Primatology, Paleontology, and Forensic Anthropology

Research Experiences or Internships: I have been an intern at the Forensic Anthropology Center for two years now and plan to continue until I graduate. I have helped with skeletal processing and with various tasks related ongoing research projects.

Part-time employment; Hobbies; Campus Clubs/Activities: I am an ambassador for the College of Arts and Sciences, an undergraduate TA for the general biology department, and a member of Alpha Phi Omega (a co-ed service fraternity). I love to listen to and play music, be outside, and find new places to eat!


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