Malina Hunt has worked at Corinth’s Salvation Army since August, but she is looking forward to getting back in school and working toward her dream job. Hunt, 19, plans to become a forensic toxicologist — one who uses toxicology and other scientific disciplines to aid medical or legal investigations of death, poisoning or drug use. “I already went to Northeast and studied art, but I wasn’t interested in it, so I took a year off to figure out what I wanted to do,” Hunt explained. “The whole year, my mom was like, ‘You’re never going to go back,’ and I’m like ‘I am!‘ — and I finally figured out what I wanted to do.” One inspiration for her decision is the character Donald “Ducky” Mallard, a forensic toxicologist on the popular crime show "NCIS." Hunt also enjoys solving puzzles and spending time with her friends.
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