Fearlessness is one of the qualities Adam Hunter ’15 has consciously cultivated during his time at Davidson.
Hunter, who is a member of the men’s swimming and diving team, spent two months last summer in Zambia with eight other Davidson pre-medical students at the Mwandi Mission Hospital, where he worked on a research project focused on non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV/AIDS patients.
On his first full day in Zambia, Hunter completed the second bungee jump of his life—this one at Victoria Falls over the Zambezi River. The largest waterfall in the world provides the backdrop for the nearly 400-foot free-fall above rocks and rapids. In a blog entry, Hunter writes, “There was no time for second thoughts as one man strapped the bungee cord to my ankles and another man filmed my responses to several questions (embarrassing example: ‘So Adam… where’s Eve?’) as well as my ‘last words’ before the plunge.”
A recipient of a Vann Fellowship, Hunter spent the summer of 2014 studying biomedical ethics at the Mayo Clinic.