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National Fellowships and Scholar Programs

Carolina Scholars

Frank Webb

Caroline and Susan R. Guignard Carolina Scholar
S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics
Florence, SC
Biological Sciences

On the first day of classes my freshman year, I met Dr. Karami who would be my research mentor for my entire time at UofSC. With the readings in his course, I would be introduced to the richness of health data analytics being done through social media, and I would find a gap in the literature to make my own niche focusing on LGBTQ+ health. With his support, I applied for and received Honors College and Magellan Scholar research funding to begin a project that has grown from browsing Twitter, to a team of researchers, multiple publications and millions of tweets to read. This one class has gone on to define everything I’ve done at UofSC, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Future plans: Frank will pursue a doctorate in information systems and computational social sciences. He plans to spend his career working in research to identify health disparities and develop targeted interventions in vulnerable populations.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.