Shunafrica White wants to work with crash test dummies, testing automobiles.  It’s the sort of job that works well with the Conyers, Georgia native's motto: “Always prepare for the worst.”

But Shunafrica isn’t just about crash test dummies. Her focus is broader than that. With an interest in biomechanics, Shunafrica wants to use her recent experience building a robotic arm to make better dummies.

The spring 2016 ECSU graduate is currently working on her Masters in Bioengineering at North Carolina A&T. But it was the work and the opportunties she found at ECSU that would prepare her to pursue her dreams. 

Shunafrica spent the summer of 2015 on an internship at the University of Virginia. It was there that she was introduced to robotics. Her mentor, she explained, suggested she look into the field by building an arm.

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