Kelsey Sumter

  • Furman Class Year: 2024
  • Major: Chemistry - Biochemistry Track
  • Hometown: Hopkins, SC
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Campus Job
First Gen Student Association
Identity-based Organizations
Intramural Athletics
Student Government Association (SGA)
Women in STEM Club

Favorite Organization:

Intramural Athletics

My Furman Advantage Experiences:

Internship - Bartow, FL working in a cosmetic chemistry lab with business owners looking to have a personal care product formulated
Study Away - MayX: Slow Food Italian Style in Rome, Turin, and Florence
Research - I worked under Dr. George Shields of the Chemistry Department on "The Effect of Sulfate on Atmospheric Aerosol Formation." I presented my findings at the South Eastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Puerto Rico October 2022.

Three words that describe Furman:

Home, Community, Opportunity

Favorite Furman memory:

The Moonlight Breakfast Fall 2021 when the AKAs and Kappas strolled in the dining hall (DH)

“Go-to” meal on campus:

Chick-fil-A 8ct nugget meal exchange

Favorite Furman tradition:

Making homecoming floats on the mall!

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