Meet the BUMP Scholars
Current Students
Emon Khari Butts


I am from Detroit, Mich. and am a senior at CMU. My major is biology with a natural resources concentration. I conduct research with Dr. Hunter Carrick, working on constructing microscopic food webs of the Beaver Island lakes. I would like to be an ecology professor. I enjoy going to concerts and producing hip-hop instrumentals in my spare time.

Emon Khari Butts


David Pozo Garces

I am originally from Ecuador, but now live in Grand Rapids, Mich. I am a junior at CMU, studying biology with a natural resources concentration. I conduct research with Dr. Anna Monfils, working with bullrushes to create phylogeny trees based on their genetic information. I would like to continue on to graduate school and learn more about plants to enable me to get a job in the botany field. I also enjoy playing sports, camping, kayaking and hiking.
David Pozo Garces


Bria Nicole Graham

I am from Grand Blanc, Mich. and am a sophomore at CMU. My major is biomedical science and I work in Dr. Cynthia Damer's lab. My research involves tagging proteins to study their functions in a cell. My future goal is to become a research scientist working for a major company that deals with pharmaceuticals. In my spare time I enjoy watching movies and spending time with my friends.
Bria Nicole Graham


KeChaunte Amrie Johnson

I am from Detroit, Mich. and am currently a senior at CMU. My major is biology with a natural resources concentration. I conduct research with Dr. Andrew Mahon, where I mainly focus on maternal testing in sea spiders. I would like to go on to pursue a master's degree and obtain a career in the conservation biology or conservation genetics field. Besides my research, I enjoy playing the piano and guitar, drawing, and baking.
KeChaunte Amrie Johnson



Chenee Rose Peeples

I am from Farmington Hills, Mich. where I graduated from Farmington Harrison High School. I am currently a senior at CMU and majoring in biomedical science. I conduct research with Dr. Peter Kourtev on bacterial diversity in pitcher plants. My professional goals are to become a pediatrician and own a private practice. I enjoy working with children and doing arts and crafts in my spare time. I love watching football and am a fan of all Detroit sports teams.
Chenee Rose Peeples



BriAnna Nicole Smith

I am from Flint, Mich. where I graduated from Flint Southwestern Academy. I am a junior at CMU and majoring in biology. I conduct research with Dr. Steven Gorsich, studying how stress affects the production of gametes in yeast spores. I plan to attend graduate school to study physical therapy, and would like to conduct research in the physiological differences between athletes and non-active persons. I like to write, spend time with friends and get out and about in my spare time.
BriAnna Nicole Smith


David Syckle II

I am from Alma, Mich. and graduated from Agape Faith Bible Training Center in Birch Run, Mich. am a senior at CMU, majoring in biology with a natural resources concentration. I conduct research with Dr. Brad Swanson, studying population indices of feral swine in central Michigan. I would like to get my Ph.D. in forest or wildlife ecology and work for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Quality. In my free time, I like to be outdoors, spending time with family, learning and reading.
David Syckle II


Trebion Ceyonia Paris Wade

I am from Southfield, Mich. and am a junior at CMU. My major is biomedical science, and I work with Dr. Steven Gorsich. I research the gene anm1 and its role in cellular stress response. In the future I'd like to become an ob/gyn and open my own practice. When I'm not in the lab, I enjoy reading, spending time with friends and learning new things.
Trebion Ceyonia Paris Wade


Past Students

  • Domonique Kiera Byrd
  • Twila Deon Canion
  • Carlos Jose Coronado
  • Ke'Ara Monique Brown-Smith
  • Nicole Leshawn Lynn-Bell