McKenzi Norris

A senior at the University of South Carolina (UofSC), I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with leadership distinctions in both Research and Professional & Civic Engagement; I am also focusing my coursework in biology. Passions of mine include the natural sciences, technological applications, religion, and politics. On and off-campus alike, I have been involved in various student organizations and activities. My research and graduate interests include infectious disease epidemiology, tropical medicine, and global health.




  • COVID-19 Contact Tracer @ UofSC Student Health Services, September 2018–Present
  • Research Assistant @ Laboratory of Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, September 2018–Present
  • Resident Mentor @ UofSC Housing, August 2018–May 2020
  • Intern Lab Technician @ South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, November 2019–March 2020
  • Volunteer Research Assistant @ Mousseau Lab, November 2018–April 2019



  • Arnold School of Public Health Senator, Sustainability Committee @ Student Government, March 2020–Present
  • Member @ Society for Vector Ecology, March 2020–Present
  • Member @ Mid-Atlantic Mosquito Control Association, February 2020–Present
  • President & Co-Founder @ Association of Public Health Infectious Disease Students, October 2019–Present
  • Member @ American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, May 2019–Present
  • Member @ Public Health Society, February 2019–May 2019

Professional Development

  • Microbiology @ UofSC via Dr. Anil Datt, May 2019
  • Ecology and Evolution @ UofSC via Dr. Robert Friedman, May 2019
  • Infectious Disease Ecology @ UofSC via Dr. Robert Norman, December 2018
  • Viruses & How to Beat Them: Cells, Immunity, Vaccines @ Tel Aviv University via EdX, March 2018

Honors & Awards

  • Magellan Scholar Award, $2,500, University of South Carolina, April 2020
  • President’s Award, University of South Carolina, April 2020
  • Outstanding Senior Award, University of South Carolina, March 2020

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