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  • Current Scholars

    Scott Barrerra2

    SCOTT BARRERA

    Majors: Psychology; Spanish

    Research interests: Child counseling and identity development

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Ryan McKelley

    Contact: barrera.scot@uwlax.edu

    Kalon Bell

    KALON BELL

    Major: Communication Studies

    Research interests: Critical media studies

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Richard Breaux

    Contact: bell.kalo@uwlax.edu

     Teahlyn Crow2

    Teahlyn Crow

    Major: Archaeology

    Research interests: 

    Faculty mentor: 

    Contact: crow.teah@uwlax.edu

     Alyssa Dorosz2

    ALYSSA DOROSZ

    Majors: Psychology; Spanish; minor in At-Risk Youth Child Care

    Research interests: Educational psychology, interventions for at-risk child and youth care, and relevance appraisals

    Faculty mentor: Jeffrey Albrecht (University of Michigan)

    Contact: dorosz.alys@uwlax.edu

    Jordon Drohmer (3)

    Jordon Drohner

    Major: Sociology

    Research interests: 

    Faculty mentor: Dr. McReynolds-Perez

    Contact: drohner.jordon@uwlax.edu

    Kandyce Dunlap2

    KANDYCE DUNLAP

    Major: Community Health Education

    Research interests: Sexual and reproductive health

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Tracy Caravella

    Contact: dunlap.kand@uwlax.edu

    Michael Fuerte (resized)

    MICHAEL FUERTE

    Major: Biology

    Research interests: Wildlife conservation, environmental management and policy

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Robin Tyser, Dr. Douglas Baumann

    Contact: fuerte.mich@uwlax.edu

    Read more about Michael's research.

     SoniaGarcia2

    Sonia Garcia

    Major: Communication Studies

    Research interests: 

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Katherine Lavelle

    Contact: garcia.soni@uwlax.edu

    Michael Gonzales

    MICHAEL GONZALES

    Major: Therapeutic Recreation

    Research interests: Psychosocial interventions to promote healing in grieving adolescents who have had family members affected by cancer

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Alessandro Quartiroli

    Contact: gonzales.mich@uwlax.edu

    Julian Greenup

    JULIAN GREENUP

    Major: Biology (Biomedical Science)

    Research interests: Prosthetics research and development

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Jennifer Klein

    Contact: greenup.juli@uwlax.edu

     
    TravisHarrison

    TRAVIS HARRISON

    Major: Mathematics

    Research interests: Biological math modeling

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Barrett Klein

    Contact: harrison.trav@uwlax.edu

    Dylan Montoure

    DYLAN MONTOURE

    Major: Biology (Environmental Science)

    Research interests: Ecology, ecosystem restoration

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Meredith Thomsen

    Contact: montoure.dyla@uwlax.edu

    Cristian Noriega-Sagastume3

    CRISTIAN NORIEGA-SAGASTUME

    Major: Psychology

    Research interests: 

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Tori Svoboda

    Contact: noriega-.cris@uwlax.edu

    mcnair_novoa

    ALFREDO NOVOA

    Majors: Health Information Systems Management; Languages (French & Spanish)

    Research interests: Citizen science, app development

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Teri Holford-Talpe

    Contact: novoa.alfr@uwlax.edu

     Sara Opffer3

    Sara Opffer

    Major: Sociology

    Research interests: 

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Dawn Norris

    Contact: opffer.sara@uwlax.edu

    Kingsley Ozongwu (resized)

    KINGSLEY OZONGWU

    Major: Biology (Biomedical Science)

    Research interests: Molecular genetics

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Anne Galbraith

    Contact: ozongwu.king@uwlax.edu

    Sara_Pease

    SARAH PEASE

    Major: Exercise & Sport Science

    Research interests: Healthy aging

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Robert Jecklin

    Contact: pease.sara@uwlax.edu

    Cassandra Philippon

    CASSANDRA PHILIPPON

    Majors: Psychology; Sociology

    Research interests: Factors that influence a successful re-entry

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Nicholas Bakken

    Contact: philippo.cass@uwlax.edu

     Hannah Piper

    hannah piper

    Majors: Microbiology and Biochemistry

    Research interests: 

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Todd Weaver

    Contact: piper.hann@uwlax.edu

     Damien Rasmussen3

    Damien Rasmussen

    Major: Biochemistry and Microbiology

    Research interests: 

    Faculty mentor: Dr. John May

    Contact: rasmusse.dami@uwlax.edu

     PLACEHOLDER

    Jessi Reidy

    Major: Psychology

    Research interests: 

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Suthakaran Veersamy

    Contact: reidy.jess@uwlax.edu

    Maricruz Sanchez2

     

    MARICRUZ SANCHEZ

    Majors: Communication Studies; Spanish; minor in Psychology  

    Research interests: Communication studies, conflict resolution, and social justice studies

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Nicole Ploeger-Lyons

    Contact: sanchez.mari@uwlax.edu

     

     Chai Yang3

    Chai Yang

    Major: Political Science

    Research interests: 

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Ray Block

    Contact: yang.chai@uwlax.edu

    Gaokhia Yang

    GAOKHIA YANG

    Major: Psychology

    Research interests: Neurology and the nervous system

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Peg Maher

    Contact: yang.gaok@uwlax.edu

    VangYang

    VANG YANG

    Majors: Information Systems

    Research interests: 

    Faculty mentor: Dr. Patrick Barlow

    Contact: yang.vang@uwlax.edu