College: Hunter College
Awards: Goldwater Scholarship, 2010
A Biomedicine Devotee
Hendia Raisa Edmund, Hunter College 2011, a biochemistry major, was one of 278 sophomores and juniors nationally to receive awards in 2010 from the congressionally founded Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.
Edmund is a research assistant to Elion Endowed Scholar Dixie Goss, Hunter's chemistry chair, and has interned in Princeton University's department of molecular biology. She intends to pursue a PhD and research in biomedicine, particularly quorum sensing, which many bacteria use to detect and respond to extracellular signaling molecules.
This is the second consecutive year that a Hunter student has won the Goldwater, which covers tuition, fees, books and room and board up to $7,500 per year.