India Napier is a doctoral student and research
assistant in the Biomedical Sciences Program at the College of
Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Her research is focused on developing a
contraceptive vaccine as a low-cost alternative to reducing the
overpopulation of cats. She obtained her BA in Biology from Boston
University in Massachusetts and received her MS in Biomedical Sciences
(with a specialization in Male Reproductive Toxicology) from AU’s CVM.
India also serves as the Vice President of the Graduate Student Council.
||Vice President: Shandrea Stallworth
||Secretary: Chantelle Thwanda Davidson
is a native of Clemson, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of
Science degree in Athletic Training from Winthrop University in Rock
Hill, SC. Chantelle is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher
Education Administration with a minor in Sports Management at Auburn
University. At Auburn, she serves as the Graduate Assistant with the
Center for Community Service where she advises four non-profit based
programs (Alternative Student Breaks, Auburn University Dance Marathon,
Beat Bama Food Drive, and IMPACT). Chantelle is also the Secretary for
the Black Graduate Professional Student Association on Auburn’s campus.
Her life goal is to become an Athletic Director of Compliance at a
Division I college or university. In the meantime, she enjoys listening
to music, running, and baking for her family and friends.
||Treasurer: Katarena Ford is a
doctoral student and research assistant in the Chemistry and
Biochemistry Department. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree
from Alabama State University with a major in Chemistry and a minor in
Forensic Science. Her research concentration is in the Analytical
division with a focus on microfluidic methods and small-volume hormone
assays, for the study of debilitating conditions such as diabetes,
obesity, and metabolic syndrome.
||Public Relations: Brittany Boykin
earned her Bachelors of Science degree from Alabama Agricultural and
Mechanical University in Huntsville, Alabama. Her matriculation there
consisted of a major in chemistry and minor in biology. She is now
a second year graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and
Biochemistry with her concentration being Computational
Chemistry/Biochemistry with a emphasis on drug design.
||Academic Chair: Desmond Delk,
author, philanthropist, mentor, student, hypeman, lecturer, DJ, uncle,
brother, son, cousin, grandson, driver, passenger, is a native of
Southwest Atlanta, Georgia. He is a doctoral student and graduate
teaching assistant in the School of Kinesiology. A graduate of Morehouse
College, Delk aspires to be a positive example to all young people by
showing them that success is the result of diligence.
||Webmaster: Jessica Brooks
received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry from Berry
College in Mount Berry, Georgia. She is now a third year graduate
student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn
pursuing her PhD in Bioanalytical Chemistry.
||Historian: Leonard Towns-Newby is
a doctoral candidate at Auburn University in the Department of
Educational Foundations, Leadership, & Technology. A native of Atlanta,
Georgia, he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morehouse
College and a master’s degree in education from Clark-Atlanta
University. Leonard is currently a graduate assistant for Auburn
University’s Center for Governmental Services and the NanoBio Math and
Science Partnership. Leonard’s research interests include educational
theory, educational policy and psychometrics. He is particularly
interested in academic, social, and psychological outcomes for students
with disabilities, stereotype threat, and factors that promote or hinder
men from entering, and remaining in, the field of K-12 education.
Leonard ultimately hopes to pursue a career in academia and
psychometrics. Leonard also holds executive board positions with
Auburn University’s Graduate Student Council and NAACP.