Chelesa Fearce is a junior, biochemistry major, philosophy minor at Spelman College. She currently works in Dr. Bayorh’s lab at Morehouse School of Medicine in the Pharmacology and Toxicolgy department. Their research is focused identifying genes in the African American population that may cause hypertension. She has presented her research at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for minority Students in 2014, the Emory STEM symposium in March of 2015, and the National Organization for Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers in September 2015. She is has published a scientific book chapter and a publication on her research findings. Upon graduation, Chelesa would like to pursue an MD/PhD in either pharmacology or medicinal chemistry.