Shauntel Baker is a graduating senior from Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design. She has applied to and received acceptances from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Hampton University, and University of North Carolina-Charlotte. She will be attending UNC Chapel Hill starting the fall of 2018. Throughout her high school experience, she has participated in various extracurricular activities that catered to her passion for serving her community and the musical arts. These include: the Knightdale High School Gospel/Show Choir, Life Changing Transplant Foundation serving as a junior volunteer recruit and lead, the Knightdale High School Key Club where she served as Webmaster and Editor, a Junior Leader at Solid Rock Ministries International, and a Link Crew Leader where she has the privilege of being a freshman mentor during her junior and senior year. Shauntel Baker is also a member of her school’s National Honor Society an Spanish Honor Society. Some of her awards and honors include being a Kappa Scholar, Top Senior, 1st Place Overall Academics for the NC State University Math-Science Education Network (Class of 2018), and Principal's List in all semesters of high school.
At UNC-Chapel Hill, Shauntel will major in Biology during her undergraduate years. Her aspirations include earning a Phd in scientific research, focusing on cancer and understanding the impact of natural medicines on cancer treatments. She also plans to minor in Spanish in order to connect with a larger population of cancer researchers and oncologists to break through language barriers and build a larger network for finding better treatment strategies.