Carolyn Carper

Royal Veterinary College Postgraduate Award - One Health

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Carolyn recently graduated from Baylor University with a self-designed B.A. in University Scholars, concentrating in Biochemistry and Political Science. After shadowing health professionals in Haiti, Carolyn became deeply interested in pursuing a career in medicine and equipping herself to improve health in undeveloped and developing countries. In college, Carolyn completed a research internship through the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Center of Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine under Dr. Peter Hotez and Dr. Maria Bottazzi. Witnessing that lab’s multidisciplinary approach and widespread impact, Carolyn has since diversified her research skills. She worked in a Biology lab focusing on mosquito surveillance and behavior in Waco, Texas, interned with a local advocacy organization, held a junior staff position with her U.S. Senator, and completed her honors thesis on comparative political development and healthcare in the Caribbean. At the Royal Veterinary College, Carolyn will build upon her background in science and policy by earning a Master’s of Science in One Health. She looks forward to learning from the faculty and researchers at the RVC and later sharing and applying those skills in Medical school and as a healthcare professional.