2022 September Mag

August 29, 2022

An Alabama native, Ms. Charity O’Nell D. Latimore, credits growing up abroad for expanding her worldview, and charging her desire to give more. It contributed to her embrace of the Latin phrase: E Pluribus Unum – “out of many [we are] one.”

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An Alabama native, Ms. Charity O’Nell D. Latimore, moved to Misawa, Japan, at the age of seven and is a 2013 graduate of Robert D. Edgren High School.  Growing up abroad expanded Ms. Latimore’s worldview. It contributed to her embrace of the Latin phrase: E Pluribus Unum – “out of many [we are] one.”

Campus and Community

Ms. Latimore earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology Pre-Health and Chemistry from Alabama State University (ASU) in Montgomery, Alabama. During her undergraduate matriculation, she was extremely involved in campus, community, and civic activities. Ms. Latimore reigned as the 61st Miss Junior on the court of Miss Alabama State University. Her platform initiatives included “Hope for the Homeless” and “Youth Empowerment.” During her senior year, she served as the university’s Student Government’s Chief of Staff, 2018.

After completing internships in Lisbon, Portugal, and Misawa, Japan, Ms. Latimore returned to ASU and earned a Master of Science Degree in Biology in 2022. While pursuing her Masters, Ms. Latimore co-authored her first scientific article The Impact of COVID-19 Infections on Individuals Suffering from Substance Disorders (i.e., tobacco, marijuana, vaping, or cocaine) and/or co-morbidities) and published her Thesis: Alcohol Modulates Cellular Biogenesis in Human Cardiomyocytes. Currently, she is working towards becoming a Doctor of Medicine at the American University of Antigua College of Medicine and aspires to become a surgeon with an undecided specialty. 

Give More

Ms. Latimore is the Founder of “Chit-Chat With Charity,” a non-profit organization dedicated to building self-awareness and sustained academic achievement in young women (ages: 13-18) of color. As she continues this journey called life, she stands by the motto she birthed in college, “To give in service is to give more.”  She has committed herself to a life of service in the health field and the community. 

A smiling black woman wearing an Alabama State letterman sweater over a white lab coat standing in a science lab with blue glass accents
A smiling black woman wearing an Alabama State letterman sweater over a white lab coat standing in a science lab with blue glass accents
Smiling black woman wearing a colorful traditional Japanese kimono and holding a red umbrella with a red flower in her hair
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  • Chase your dreams and reach for the stars! I am so very proud of you. Continue in the path God has ordained for you and you will have success👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  • My niece Nell!! As I said before the sky is the limit for you!!!! Always strive for excellence in everything you do. Love you!!!! Auntie Chellw

    • I’m so proud of you! As everyone stated already: continue to chase your dreams and be the example for young ladies everywhere! I’m excited for the day I get to call you DR. LATIMORE!

  • Glad I can call this beautiful woman friend! World look out because she is just getting started! Keep going Friend we are all in your corner!

  • Such an inspirational read! Charity is such a talented and ambitious queen! I love seeing her get the recognition she deserves.

  • Congratulations friend!!! Continuing pushing and showing the world how unstoppable you are!!! Black Girl Magic at its best.

  • Charity is a catalyst for change in the health field, and is an advocate for underserved communities. Having an “up front” view of her challenges and conquers, and the way she balances each, I can confidently state that she a dynamic servant-leader! #Proud!!

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