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 Nishal Basnet, and I am a rising Junior at St. Lawrence University. I am majoring in sociology and minoring in public health. I am also Ronald E. McNair Scholar, Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) scholar, and the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program scholar. My interest is in social work, focusing on immigrants' and refugees' welfare in the United States. My goal is to get a Doctorate in clinical social work. I am interested in research opportunities on public policy and public health of the refugee and immigrant population.
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.