Emaline Laney, from Wayne, Pennsylvania, graduated suma cum laude from Agnes Scott College in 2016 with degrees in Chemistry and Public Health. Emaline’s past experiences include internships with Partners In Health, completing a cost-analysis of an oral cholera vaccination campaign in Haiti, The Task Force for Global Health, helping with the polio eradication campaign, and Harvard Medical School, researching new antibiotics to fight antibiotic-resistance bacteria. She has traveled and studied in West Africa, Nepal, and China. She earned a prestigious Marshall Scholarship that supports two years of graduate studies in the UK before returning to study medicine at Emory University. For the first year, Emaline will pursue a MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine. Ultimately, she hopes to combine population-based research and medicine to alleviate healthcare disparities at home and abroad.
Christine Franzel Markwalter graduated from Agnes Scott in 2013 with a double-major in Chemistry and Mathematics and a minor in Spanish. As a Chemistry major, she worked in the labs of Dr. Venable and Dr. Harvey and also participated in summer research opportunities at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Gaithersburg, MD) and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, DC). Originally from Burke, VA, Christine is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Her thesis work focuses on developing analytical research tools for highly sensitive detection of multiple protein biomarkers for malaria. Attending Agnes Scott provided Christine with a global perspective she has applied to her graduate work, attending conferences as far as Spain and performing fieldwork in Zambia. Christine is so thankful for her Agnes Scott education and has been especially impacted by her professors’ commitments to mentoring and growth within and outside the classroom. Their encouragement and support pushed her to feel empowered and confident in her abilities as a woman and scientist. Christine hopes to one day inspire students in the same way her professors at Agnes Scott have inspired her.