Kharis Schrage is a William and Mary senior and president of the local Circle K International club. She spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg about her adventurous travels over the past two years while she was conducting research on intertidal zonation and echinoderm development.
Kharis grew up in Alexandria, where she was Key Club president at her high school. In 2013, she came to William and Mary. She joined CKI her freshman year and promptly became the membership chair. In her sophomore year she became president and has held that role since. Kharis is also president of the field hockey team and the Marine Science Society.
Now a senior biology major and marine science minor, she is working on an honors thesis. Kharis has followed her passion for marine biology all over the globe. It started with a trip to the Galapagos when she was 10, and she didn't stop there. In the past two years she has been to four countries and two states studying marine biology. She is such an inspiration to the community!
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