COSAM News Articles 2022 April Stella Cox - 2022 Outstanding Junior (Biomedical Sciences)

Stella Cox - 2022 Outstanding Junior (Biomedical Sciences)

Published: 04/11/2022

By: Leslie Leak

Stella Cox is a junior majoring in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in pre-dentistry and a minor in business. While at Auburn, Stella has been named to the Dean’s List for all three years. She has been the recipient of the Dr. Raymond M. Sims Presidential Endowed Scholarship as well as the Dr. Wendell Hill Taylor, Sr. Endowed Scholarship.

Stella was also chosen as an Undergraduate Research Fellow and conducts research with Ahmed Hamid. Her research focuses on using Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry in the analysis and identification of isomeric pesticides found on crops. Not only has this experience allowed Stella to apply her science classes to very important research, but it has also improved her professionalism and communication skills.

A big part of the impact Auburn has had on Stella has to do with her involvement in various organizations. She has been an ambassador for COSAM’s Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity and for COSAM Leaders. She also serves as President for America’s Tooth Fairies at Auburn University, a student organization whose mission is to educate the community on the importance of oral hygiene and supply dental necessities for those who may not have them.

Investing her time in these organizations as well as serving in executive positions has allowed Stella to celebrate differences within Auburn’s student body, while continuing to learn and grow with every person that she meets. Through these organizations and opportunities, Stella has learned many skills that she will be able to apply to her career in the dental field, and she has made many friends that she will carry with her throughout life.

When she is not studying or working on organizational activities, Stella loves to take her dog on walks, site-see around Auburn, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Stella is currently applying for dental school and will begin interviews next semester. Following graduation, she looks forward to continuing to pursue a career in dentistry by attending dental school.

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