Ember Suh is from Southaven, MS and was raised by her parents who emigrated from South Korea. She is a senior at the University of Mississippi, pursuing a B.S. in Forensic Chemistry with a minor in Biology. At the university, Ember is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, the president of Ole Miss Korean Students Association, a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, and a Forensic Chemistry Student Ambassador. Ember has also won several awards at the university, including the 2019 Cynthia Krieser Outstanding Freshman Writing Award for her narrative about her Korean-American identity and the ACS Analytical Chemistry Division Award. Currently, she is researching biocompatibility of ionic liquids and squaraine dyes with blood (particularly DNA) for forensic blood detection. Ember wants to obtain a Ph.D. degree in Toxicology with interests in environmental toxicology (especially air pollution), reproductive toxicology, cancer toxicology, and neurotoxicology, and she wants to apply toxicology to population/community health policies.
Ember Suh is being mentored by Mike Peterson.