Meet Cheneta M., the Rookie

Cheneta Morrison, Rookie
Human Biology, undergraduate ‘14
Fort Wayne, Indiana
(June 2014 Team)

How is your expert role important to the group’s mission?

DNA lab work

Being a new member to the team—the Rookie—I do not have an expert role, however I hope to observe each member in the field and help out as much as possible so I can grasp a full understanding of what each member does.

Why is this humanitarian work important to you?

Humanitarian work is important because it is a way of giving back. Regardless of where the work is done, helping other individuals and the surrounding area gives me a sense of gratitude. There is an emotional attachment with coming together with others to help a greater cause.

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

I hope to gain understanding of the forensic science field and appreciation for those who are involved in this humanitarian work. Forensic science is the field I would like to focus on and this is an opportunity for me to experience it firsthand. There are people who volunteer their efforts for this type of humanitarian work, and I hope to learn more from their experiences.

What’s one thing people probably don’t know about you until they’ve known you a long time?

I love to sing and I love Disney.

When did you know you wanted to pursue human biology as a degree, and how did you become interested in forensics?

Once I graduated with a criminal justice degree and realized I needed a degree in science to become a forensic scientist, I decided to pursue a human biology degree. It’s been a field that I have always been interested in.

What advice would you give other students interested in pursuing a human biology degree at UIndy?

While pursuing this degree I have met some of the most amazing professors! I would advise anyone pursuing this degree to be ready to learn a lot and if you give it your best you will be amazed at all the knowledge you will obtain.