Kailey Filter, of Matthews, NC, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a minor in Aerospace Studies. Upon graduation, Kailey commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Her first station is Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California. She plans to pursue a career in Air Force medicine with hopes of becoming a flight nurse and eventually a nurse practitioner. As a Levine Scholar, Kailey interned with the Service to the Armed Forces division of the American Red Cross. Her international experience included an archeological dig in Jerusalem and a trip to Cuba to study their healthcare system. She also attended Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps field training, once as a cadet and once as an instructor. Kailey was recognized as the recipient of the 2014 USAA Outstanding CTA Award for her work. “The Levine Scholars Program has given me more opportunities than I ever dreamed. I was able to do anything I wanted with support all along the way,” Kailey said. While at UNC Charlotte, Kailey spent most of her time with AFROTC Detachment 592 where she was appointed and served as the Cadet Wing Commander for the fall of 2014. She held a number of leadership positions within ROTC and enjoyed guiding her peers. She also played a role in the UNC Charlotte Community Garden; part of her grant funded the expansion of the garden and the installment of handicap-accessible beds.