On December 3, 2014, senior Emily Wright defended her honors thesis titled “Synthesis of Prostate Targeted Phosphatidylinositol 3 Kinase Inhibitors” under the direction of Professor Mark E. Welker. Emily was born in Salt Lake City, Utah but grew up in Cinncinnati, Ohio where she she was a high school golf star and discovered her interest in Chemistry. Emily was a scholarship player on the Women’s golf team at Wake Forest during her freshman, sophomore, and junior years while she also excelled in chemistry and undergraduate research. This spring she is in the Gulf of Thailand for a few months where she is participating in a conservation service trip to protect endangered marine life. Her plan is to enroll in medical school in the Fall.
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