Rae Dunbar, Class of 22 at St. Lawrence University, is an Environmental Studies and Biology Combined Major and math minor. Dunbar is active in Thelmo Student Government as Environmental Affairs Chair and DIVEST Environmental Club. She is also a Biology Department Teaching Assistant, 1st chair Alto Saxophone in the SLU Wind Ensemble, and a member of the SLU Cycling Club, Tri Beta Biology Honor Society, and ODK Society.
Karina Bellavia '22 is a biology major with an interest in entomology. During her summer research, she studied the behavior of the robber fly species Lasiopogon currani at Glenmeal State Forest, NY. Karina is continuing her research as an Honors thesis throughout her senior year. She also plans to attend graduate school and pursue a PhD in Ecology after graduation. In her free time, she enjoys road cycling, hiking, baking, and looking at insects in the wild.
My name is Sisco Tellez, I was bornin El Paso, Texas. Since I was little, I have lived in Mexico with my father. I´ve always been into sports and activities, starting with gymnastics, karate, soccer, among others, however, one of the most important ones were scuba diving, thanks to this I was able to apply for my fist work of my life, in wich I got fire one month after, It was very sad, also playing the guitar has been an important activity for me, I keep playing till the day of today, the only issue is that I could´t bring mine from Mexico, so I have to get a new one.
Haille Perkins '22 majors in Physics and Computer Science and is particularly interested in Computational Astrophysics. This interest led her to the research that she conducted with Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue in the summer of 2020 and 2021. A highlight of working with Dr. O'Donoghue was a trip to the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico where Haille learned more about the process used to observe radio emissions from galaxies. During this time, she was able to explore the types of work that occurs in the radio division of astronomy and hopes to experience other areas in the future.
Beinan Yang is a current biochemistry major at SLU (Class 2021). He is interested by topics related to molecular biology, biochemistry and organic synthesis. He plans to go the graduate school for future education in biochemistry. The summer project is a great experience and a good foundation for his future research and study in graduate school.
Leo Romanetz is a chemistry major from the class of '21. He is particularly interested in the field of physical chemistry where he plans to use his research experience at SLU as a starting point for future graduate study in the field. He plans to continue his project of the physical chemistry of intercalating chemotherapy drugs while at SLU during his senior year experience. Ultimately, he hopes that by the end of the project he may acquire the kinetic characteristics of the drug proflavin, in particular.
Allison Krauss is a part of the class of 2021. As a senior majoring in biochemistry and with minors in educational studies and mathematics, she hopes to use this project as a stepping stone to getting her masters in Adolescent Education with a chemistry focus, so she can teach high school chemistry. This project has helped introduce her to the process of making educational videos that have become very popular due to recent events.