Year in School: 3rd Year LS&A
Studying: B.S. Honors Microbiology
Peggy is a junior in the College of Literature, Science, and Arts, with a major in Microbiology. She currently performs immunology research in the Fox Laboratory, specifically focusing on the immune checkpoint pathway involving CD6 and its ligands--CD318 and CD166. After being a part of the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, a living-learning arts and writing community, she was inspired to teach a weekly visual art workshop to male youth at Spectrum Juvenile Justice through the Prison Creative Arts Project. Since then, she has founded ThirdSpace, which brings similar programming to the psychiatric unit of C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. She has worked as an intern for the Sierra Club and Premise Health, an Editorial Board Columnist of the Michigan Daily, and is an active member of the Black Student Union. Peggy intends to go to medical school; to coalesce her passions of science and art, and to give agency and representation to people of color through medical practice.
Likes: Chocolate; ballroom dancing; comedy shows; stargazing; anything by James Baldwin; chatting with all of the gifted T-riders
Dislikes: the patriarchy; blunt pencils; sleeping with socks; sweetness in savory foods; laboratory waste; the awkward dance you do in the Diag when you try to maneuver around someone; boba tea