Aiden Winters

Fulbright-Royal Veterinary College Award

Aiden Winters, of Cary, North Carolina, is a first-generation graduate of North Carolina State University. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and worked as a Tick Ecology Research Assistant for the Reiskind Lab. 

During his time at North Carolina State University, Aiden was an active member of the Goodnight Scholars Program, a STEM Scholarship designed to empower low-to-middle income students from North Carolina to become transformative leaders in their industry. While in the program, Aiden studied abroad in Adelaide, Australia and Poznan, Poland and participated in two environmental education trips to Trinidad. Upon graduation, Aiden completed a year-long, ORISE Fellowship at the CDC focused on tick surveillance in the United States. 

Aiden is an avid traveler that has been to twenty-two countries and five continents, so he is ecstatic to spend a year in London. He plans to earn a Master of Science in One Health at the Royal Veterinary College during his Fulbright experience. Using the skillset gained from this, he hopes to pay forward the investment made by the Goodnight Scholars Program by working with governmental organizations to help build a future with a reduced burden of vector-borne diseases globally.