Hello! I am Ellie Shaw, a dynamic individual from the class of 2024. I am pursuing a double major in Psychology and Hispanic Studies, along with a minor in Public Health. I have a fervor for art and its potential to drive change. With this, I have embraced the role of an activist in advocating for sociopolitical causes. I aspire to become an art lawyer, leveraging my expertise to protect and promote artists' rights and creative expression. Beyond my academic pursuits, I find solace and joy in the great outdoors, often spending my free time hiking, climbing, or riding my bike!
My name is Kanonkela and I am a junior from Chienge, Zambia majoring in Biomedical Sciences, and minoring in Chemistry and Public Health. I have always loved doing research and contributing to the science world, and this made me take up the opportunity when it presented itself. I have continued doing the research into this fall.
Caitlin Erb (she/her/hers) is a member of the 2023 class of St. Lawrence University. She double majored in Anthropology and Biology, double minored in Public Health and African Studies, and hopes to take a gap year before pursuing a graduate degree in Anthropology. Her academic interests lie within Biological Anthropology and Biology; however, they are focused on Bioarcheology and Paleopathology.
My name is Jane and I just recently graduated from St. Lawrence University in May 2023 with a major in conservation biology and minor in public health. I chose this area of study because I am passionate about the study of One Health, which highlights the intersections between human, animal, and ecosystem health. I was first introduced to the study of One Health during an internship at a wildlife clinic in 2020. In 2021, I took a class called "Food from the Sea" which allowed me to explore topics related to ocean conservation.
My name is Zoie Lehman, I am 21 years old, and am a current senior at St. Lawrence University. I was raised by a single mother in Lewis County, New York. It has been my mom and I my entire life, and our story has not always been for the faint hearted. My biological father walked out before I was a year old, and for my mom, raising a child on her own was not easy.
Maryam (Sofia) Zareizadeh '26 from Fasa, Iran. While she has not officially declared her major, she has to double major in Neuroscience and Performance and Communication Arts, following the pre-med track.
I am a rising junior at St Lawrence University majoring in global studies with a topical focus in environmental studies or peace studies and a geographical focus on southeast Asia. I’m pursuing minors in public health and sociology, as I hope to do social justice and non-profit work in grassroots organizing and advocacy.
I am a recent graduate at St. Lawrence University where I acquired a Bachelor of the Arts in Anthropology degree. A multimedia journalist with an interest in travel reporting.
My name is Shea Tomlinson and I am a member of the Class of 2024 at St. Lawrence University. I am majoring in sociology with a minor in public health. I take interest in the field of health policy and healthcare related concerns. In future years, I hope to continue to gain more exposure within the field of health policy.
Talya Scott, ’23, has a major in Neuroscience and minors in Public Health and Chemistry. Her time spent working in a nursing home and interest in medicine led her to pursue a research project testing a potential treatment for Parkinson’s Disease in a C. elegans model. After completing this summer research project, she plans to continue her research as an SYE to further expand her own and the scientific community’s understanding of this disease.
My name is Trent Meyer, and I am a senior majoring in Statistics and minoring in Public Health from Croghan, NY. My interests are using data visualization techniques to view public health data sets. My goal is to continue onto graduate school to get my masters in epidemiology.
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.
Martina Velásquez Lemaitre, class of 2024, is majoring in neuroscience and minoring in public health. Her passion for how science can be applied to solve public health matters and improve people's quality of life across the world motivated her to conduct summer research with Dr. Amanda Oldacre on the Electrochemical and Spectroelectrochemical Analysis of Catalytic Plastic Degradation in 2022 at St. Lawrence University and to shadow and volunteer at the SAINTS-PERES Paris Institute for the Neurosciences in 2023.
Gabriella Diaz, '21, always knew she wanted to major in psychology, and once she got far along into this major she felt something was missing. A housemate suggested she take a public health course and she ended up declaring that minor the same semester. As a requirement for this minor she took a global studies class, and the following semester declared that as her second minor. Gabriella was able to make the connections between her courses, but wanted a way to encapsulate all her studies.
Makenna Burr, '21, is a biology major, with research interests in herpetology and ecology. After completing her summer of 2020 research project, she has begun an SYE with Professor Hoffmann looking into the learning abiliites of native versus invaisive treefrog species. Makenna is planning on continuing with her research interests in graduate school and when she is not in the lab, she can be found practicing with the swim team or in meetings for the class council of 2021, where she serves as treasurer.