Year in School: 2nd Year LS&A
Peggy is a sophomore in the College of Literature, Science, and Arts, with a major in Microbiology, B.S. She currently performs Immunology research in the David A. Fox Laboratory, studying the IL6 (Interleukin 6) signaling pathway with the goal of finding models for the etiological processes and patterns underlying topical autoimmune diseases, such as alopecia areata/totalis (which she has personally struggled with) and vitiligo. After being a part of the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, a living-learning arts and writing community, she was inspired to teach a weekly art workshop to male youth at Spectrum Juvenile Justice, through the Prison Creative Arts Project. She has worked as an Editorial Board Columnist of the Michigan Daily, been an active member of the Black Student Union, and volunteers at the University Hospital. 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 and programming.
Likes: Chocolate; “The Shawshank Redemption”; her Phil 356 class with Sarah Buss; stargazing; squats, anything by James Baldwin; 'good ‘ole fashion PB&Js'; chatting it up with the gifted T-riders
Dislikes: the patriarchy; blunt pencils; sleeping with no socks; sweetness in savory foods; laboratory waste; the awkward dance you do in the Diag when you try to maneuver around someone; boba tea