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Alysha Bell; alyshabell@ku.edu

She/Her/Hers

Alysha Bell is a sophomore majoring in chemical engineering.  She is a member of oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and plans to become involved in undergraduate research this year!  Alysha loves music and attending concerts, and also loves to bake!

 

Breven Bennett; breven16@ku.edu

He/Him/His

Breven is a junior majoring in physics with a minor is astronomy.  He is a member of the McNair Scholars Program, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, and the KU Ice Hockey Club.  He enjoys reading and working out in his free time!

 

Claire Bexton; cbexten@ku.edu

She/Her/Hers

Claire Bexton is a senior majoring in civil engineering. Claire also serves as a tutor and teaching assistant for the Kansas Algebra Program.  In addition, she is the President of the Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honors Society, and a member of the Society of Women Engineers!  She loves nature, hiking, and immersing herself in new cultures and environments!

 

Adrian Blanco; adrianblanco109@ku.edu

He/Him/His

Adrian Blanco is a junior in the pre-med track majoring in cellular, molecular, and developmental biology.  He is involved with the Jayhawk Health Initiative, and is a member of the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity, and the Beta Sigma Psi Fraternity.  He enjoys volunteering at the Jaydoc Free Clinic and playing soccer for the Men's Soccer Team!

 

Brock Burnett; brockton_burnett@ku.edu

Brock Burnett is a senior majoring in civil engineering. Burnett is a member of the Engineering Student Council, a research assistant, and a member of Chi Epsilon, a civil engineering fraternity. His interests include camping and sketching.

 

 

 

Claire Dalziel; claricedalziel@ku.edu

Claire Dalziel is a senior majoring in human biology and minoring in psychology on a pre-medical track. Dalziel is an Organic Chemistry PLUS Peer leader, a research assistant in KU’s Child Behavior Lab, and the Public Relations and Marketing Chair of Phi Delta Epsilon, a medical fraternity. She also volunteers at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital and participates in intramural sports. 

 

 

Saron Demeke; s332d801@ku.edu

She/Her/Hers

Saron is a junior majoring in behavioral neuroscience and minoring in education on the pre-med track. She is involved Nu Rho Psi, the KU honors neuroscience club, serves as an executive board member for a research project in educational psychology with Dr. Marsha McCartney, and was accepted into the Multicultural Scholars Program and University Scholars Program. She also enjoys reading literature and running.

 

 

Mekayla DePaolis;mekayla.depaolis@ku.edu

She/Her/Hers

Mekayla DePaolis is a senior majoring in chemical engineering. She is a member of the society of Women Engineers, the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society, and was Vice-President of oSTEM, a professional society for the LBGTQ+ community. She enjoys long walks on campus and Boba bubble tea!  Please feel free to talk to her about getting involved in engineering organizations! 

 

 

Ellen Edmonds; ebedmonds@ku.edu

Ellen Edmonds is a senior majoring in accounting and finance. Edmonds is the president of the Women in Finance program, a teaching assistant for a managerial economics class, and a business student senator. Edmonds’ interests include social justice and cooking, and she has been named a Koch Scholar. 

 

 

 

Alix Fisk; alixfisk@ku.edu

She/Her/Hers

Alix Fisk is a senior majoring in public administration and applied behavioral science. She is involved with the University's Center for Community Outreach, the Center for Service Learning and undergraduate research. Fisk also enjoys listening to and playing music! She was named a Newman Civic Fellow in 2018, and has recieved numerous awards during her time at KU! 

 

 

Amanda Hertel; Amandakay@ku.edu

She/Her/Hers

Amanda Hertel is a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering with a Pre-Med focus.  She is a member of the Chemistry Club, Pre-Medical Society, and will begin undergraduate research in Chemical Engineering this semester!  She has also been the recipient of several awards and scholarships!

 

 

Grant Hussong; ghussong@ku.edu

He/Him/His

Grant Hussong is a sophomore majoring in classical languages. He is involved in the Classics Club and Spectrum. He also enjoys baking and cake decorating as well as watching bad horror movies. He has received the KU Excellence Scholarship, a Tenney Frank Scholarship and a National Latin Exam Scholarship.

 

 

Caroline Hwang; c173h677@ku.edu

Caroline is a junior in the Pre-Med track who is majoring in Exercise Science, with a minor in Psychology.  Caroline is a member of the Phi Delta Epsilon Pre-med Fraternity, JayHawk Health Initiative, and the Future Leaders in Healthcare Club.  Caroline also enjoys traveling, hiking, ultimate frisbee, and dancing!

 

 

Lauren Jennings; laurenjennings@ku.edu

She/Her/Hers

Lauren Jennings is a junior majoring in biology, chemistry and psychology, and is on the pre-medical track. Jennings is involved with the Kansas Miracle Club, the medical fraternity Phi Delta Epsilon, and the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Her interests include traveling and volunteering, and she is a recipient of the Honors Opportunity Award.

 

Angelica Lang; aelang@ku.edu

She/Her/Hers

Angelica is a junior majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental biology and minoring in Psychology.  Angelica is a Beckman Scholar studying the genetics of nervous system development in Dr. Erik Lundquist's lab.  She also serves as the Vice President of the KU Neuroscience Club.  She enjoys crocheting and baking for her roommates in her free time!

 

Lily Machalek; lily.machalek@ku.edu

She/Her/Hers

Lily Machalek is a junior majoring in Speech-Language-Hearing with a minor in Applied Behavioral Sciences.  Lily is a volunteer coordinator for Camp Kesem at KU, and also serves a member of the NSSLHA (National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association).  She enjoys kickboxking and cooking in her free time!

 

Jeremy McLeod; jmcleod@ku.edu

He/Him/His

Jeremy McLeod is a senior majoring in psychology with a minor in human sexuality and women, gender and sexuality studies. McLeod is involved with Dr. Ilardi’s psychology research lab and Dr. Muehlenhard's psychology research lab. He is interested in traveling and outdoor activities.

 

Sofia Mildrum Chana; 12mildrumchana3@ku.edu

She/Her/Hers

Sofia Mildrum Chana is a senior majoring in human biology and psychology. Chana is involved with the University’s International Admissions Office and the KU Believe Autism Matters club, and has participated in several Alternative Breaks trips. Her interests include psychology research and music. Chana has recieved the KU – Institute of International Education Scholarship and the Veta B. Memorial Award for her academic and extracurricular achievements. 

 

 

Emilia Paz; e155p319@ku.edu

Emilia Paz is a senior majoring in computer science. Paz is the secretary of KU's Association for Computing Machinery, the marketing chair of HackKU, and involved with the KU Women in Computing Club. Paz is interested in soccer and travelling, and has earned the KU International Excellence Award and the STEM Leadership Ambassador Award. She is also a member of the engineering honors society Tau Beta Pi.

 

 

 

Vinu Rao; vinu.rao@ku.edu

She/Her/Hers

Vinu Rao is a senior majoring in film and media studies, as well as molecular, cellular and developmental biology on a pre-medical track. Rao is involved with the KU Writerly Friends program, KU Women in Medicine program, and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi honors society. Rao is a University Scholar and was awarded a Parker B. Francis Summer Fellowship at KU Med and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Research Fellowship at the Unviersity of Iowa! 

 

 

Alexa Reynders; areynders@ku.edu

She/Her/Hers

Alexa Ryenders is a sophomore majoring in Pre-Pharmacy.  She also plans to complete 2 Leadership certificates during her undergraduate career.  Alexa is a member of the Tri-Delta sorority, Pre-Pharmacy Club, and the Chemistry Club.  She volunteers at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital.  She enjoys traveling and has a personal goal to visit all 50 states before she turns 50!

 

 

Ria Singh; ria.singh2198@ku.edu

She/Her/Hers

Ria Singh is a senior majoring in molecular, cellular and developmental biology on a pre-medical track. Singh is involved with the University's Alternative Breaks program and the Undergraduate Adivisng Center. Singh's interests include travelling, exploring and reading. She is a University Global Scholar and a recipient of the KU – International Institute of Education scholarship.

 

 

Anna Trofimoff; anna_trofimoff@ku.edu

She/Her/Hers

Anna Trofimoff is a junior is in the pre-med track majoring in chemical engineering.  She is a member of the Society for Biomaterials and Zeta Theta Tau.  She also participates in undergraduate reserach in Dr. Jennifer Robinson's Personalized Tissue Engineering Laboratory.  Outside of school, she loves swimming and playing with her dog, Sherlock!

 

Savanna Winterman; swinterman@ku.edu

She/Her/Hers

Savanna Winterman is in her second year.  She is on the pre-law track and majoring in accounting & finance.  She is a member of the Business Leadership Program, Undergraduate Business Council, and serves on the Student Endowment Board.  She enjoys running and being outdoors!

 


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