My name is Denise Peppers. I am a senior at Winthrop University. I am originally from Columbia, South Carolina where I attended all four years of high school at Ridge View High School in Northeast Columbia. While in high school I was an honors student and a member of the Varsity Women's Soccer Team. While serving on the team I was chosen as captain my senior year. I was also a part of the student athletic trainers for two years of my high school career. My major is chemistry with a concentration in forensics. With this degree I plan to attend medical school and get my doctorate degree so that I can become a forensic pathologist. I want to be a medical examiner so that I can work with the police department and help solve cases with my autopsy results. I am glad to be a part of the Eagle STEM Scholars Program. I think it is a great program that really supports its members in pursuing their college education.