Taonga Horace

In 2017, I graduated from St.Mary’s Secondary School in Lusaka, Zambia. I am currently pursuing my Bachelors of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science with an aspiration of attending medical school in the future. As of to date , I have had the privilege of being awarded a position on the UMASS Dartmouth’s Chancellor’s List. Being a part of this research group will give me an early exposure to the backbone of medical advancement-Research. HIV has caused a global epidemic that has gone on for decades. There are many mysteries pertaining to how HIV works and I am eager to learn more about this tricky virus from current research. As a lab assistant, I hope to gain more insight on the mechanisms and biochemistry of HIV. In my spare time, I am the co-ordinator for the Hunger and Homelessness Campaign; this is a cause that I am very passionate about. Some of my other leisure activities include reading, going on new adventures, drawing and watching movies.