Emilee is an international student from Barbados who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of South Florida. After graduating, she plans to obtain a master’s degree in pharmacology with the aim of working towards a career in research. She became interested in joining the Eswara lab after completing several microbiology courses during her time at USF. Her interests lie in investigating bacterial resistance and how the components of the immune system work together to fight pathogens. She hopes to gain hands on experience while volunteering in the Eswara lab. In her free time, Emilee enjoys playing tennis and reading books.