Undergraduate Mentors

Kendra Davis, a native of Woodbridge, Virginia serves as the Donations Coordinator for W.I.L.L 2011. Currently, a senior at North Carolina Central University, she is studying within the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She is involved on campus in organizations that include Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, NC-ACTS (North Carolina Activating Citizenship Through Service), ISPE (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers), and NCCU Health Careers Club. Her research interests include breast cancer and leukemia studies. Her career plans are to become either a forensic scientist or pharmaceutical representative.

Natasha Wiley is currently working to achieve a B.S. in pharmaceutical sciences. Upon graduation, she would like to work in the pharmaceutical industry, then continue her education and pursue a PhD in toxicology. Outside of school she likes to ice skate, play basketball, model and watch movies.


Karissa Morris is originally from Columbia, Missouri and moved to North Carolina in 2000. She is a Junior at NCCU and is in the BRITE Program, majoring in pharmaceutical sciences and a member of ISPE. In the future, she plans to become a radiologist, pharmacist or endodontist.


 Martinique Thomas is a sophomore Pharmaceutical Science Major from Spring Valley, NY. After graduating from NCCU, Martinique plans to enroll in Physician Assistant Program. In her free time, Martinique enjoys research, traveling, and shopping. As a second year of participant in WILL, she will be serving on the Field Trip committee. She is looking forward to empowering the new mentees and encouraging the girls interest in STEM related careers and interests.

Not pictured:
Sharae Alford
Desirae Alston
Ana Berglind
LaQuesha Cannon
Oladoyin Iranloye
LaShanta Lassiter
Jovia Ochieng
Rachelle Roy
Angelica Spratley
Rukayat Usman
Nicole Villanueva


Would you like to impact the lives of middle school girls in the Durham community? Would you like to encourage others to pursue a career in the sciences? The Women Inspiring Learning Momentum program at NCCU invites you to become an undergraduate mentor! Please see the attached application if you would like to participate. Community Service hours are available. Applications will be accepted from female STEM undergraduate students.

Makendra Umstead,
Jan 22, 2011, 10:11 PM