My name is Tori Akers. I was born and raised in Griffin, Ga., and moved to Bluefield, Va., later in my life. I’m a senior triple majoring in pre-professional science, chemistry, and biology and minoring in forensic science and theater arts. I’m vice president of the Black Masks Improv club, treasurer of Theta Gamma Omega, president of the Ferrum Greek Council, and a member of the Honors Advisory Council. I’ve also been involved in multiple campus plays, the most recent being August: Osage County.
I was a freshman scholar over the summer of 2013 and studied under Dr. Laura Grochowski, instructor of chemistry. I was also a part of the Smith Mountain Lake Water Quality Program through Ferrum College. During this program I worked primarily with chemical and bacterial analysis.
Outside of school I love video games, tattoos, cats, and poetry. I stay pretty busy, and I’m all over the place — so if you see me around feel free to say hi! After graduating from Ferrum College, I hope to enroll in a physician scientist graduate program. Eventually I would love to work at the Centers for Disease Control, focusing on infectious disease study.