Nicole Hornaday is currently a senior at Chapman University pursuing a degree in Biological Sciences.
She is also a member of the University Honors Program. Her academic and career goals include attending medical school to become a physician.
She is involved in many activities on campus, including Global Medical Brigades, the American Medical Student Association, in which she served as the Fundraising and Community Service Chairperson, Kappa Kappa Gamma women’s fraternity, in which she served as the Vice President Academic Excellence and on the Standards committee, and Cru.
She is also a recipient of Chapman University’s Presidential Scholarship.
This summer, Nicole will participate in Chapman’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, spending ten weeks using bioinformatics tools to integrate genetic, biochemical, and structural data to characterize the effect of cancer mutations in the ABL kinase.
In addition to her undergraduate career, Nicole also volunteers as a Health Scholar at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Orange and works as an SAT/ACT tutor for Catalyst Prep, LLC.
In addition to her on campus activities at Chapman, Nicole has also enjoyed several experiences traveling abroad.
She participated in the University Honors Program Interterm travel course Deconstructing Hogwarts in London and Oxford, has served on two missions trips with Global Medical Brigades in Honduras and Nicaragua, and spent a semester studying at Anglo American University in Prague, Czech Republic.
This May, she will return to Nicaragua with Chapman Global Medical Brigades.