Tehillah Chinunga

Tehillah Chinunga

I completed two internships. During my first internship, I worked as a residential counselor for the Duke Talent Identification Program. My second internship was with Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Emeryville, Calif. It was a research internship, and I was interning as a Scientific Summer Scholar for ten weeks. I worked in the Clinical Microbiology Lab under the supervision of my mentor and manager. It was amazing to learn how practical skills are best developed on the job. I developed new skills, networked with fellow scientists, and also learned the dynamics of mentorship.