Former scholars

Jeffrey Albrecht

Jeffrey Albrecht

Psychology & Philosophy

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katy Kortenkamp
Contact: jrajr1210@gmail.com
UWL Graduation:  B.S. in Psychology and Philosophy, May 2013
University of Michigan: M.S. in Psychology, August 2016.
Research Interests: Academic motivation and emotions, high school dropout and intervention

Jeffrey is currently enrolled in his doctoral studies in Educational Psychology at the University of Michigan. He also served as a mentor for UWL McNair Scholar Alyssa Dorosz.

Click here to view an Award speech given by Jeffrey. 

Stephany Anzueto

Stephany Anzueto

Sociology; Spanish

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Enilda Delgado
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Sociology and Spanish, December 2016.
Research interests: Inequalities of Hispanic students in the education system

Stephanie is currently enrolled her doctorate degree of Sociology at the University of Florida

Amanda Bailey

Amanda Bailey

Archaeology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Connie Arzigian
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Archaeology, May 2011. 

Amanda is currently enrolled in a dual degree in Bioarchaeology and Aging Studies at Minnesota State University at Mankato.

Read Amanda's submission to the 2010 UWL Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Scott Barrera

Scott Barrera

Psychology and Spanish

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ryan McKelley
Contact: smbarrera@bsu.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Psychology and Spanish, May 2016.
Research Interests: Latinx Identity development and clinical judgment.

Scott is currently in his second year of pursuing his doctorate degree for Counseling Psychology at Ball State University

Francesca Bautista

Francesca Bautista

Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Betty DeBoer
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Psychology, May 2012.
Rutgers University Graduation: Masters in Social Work, May 2014. 
Current Status: Francesca is currently pursing work in her field. 

Kalon Bell

Kalon Bell

Communications

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Breaux
UWL Graduation: B.A. in Communications, May 2016.
Research Interests: "Staging Black Masculinity and Traditional Black Music Forms in the U.S." 

Kalon is currently pursing his graduate degree at Boston University.

Chris Bloomingdale

Chris Bloomingdale

Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robin Tyser
Contact: bloomingdale@wisc.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Biology, May 2013.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduation: Masters in Entomology, May 2015.
Current Status:  Chris is currently pursuing work in his field.  

Adia Brooks

Adia Brooks

Political Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cecilia Manrique
Contact: aabrooks@utexas.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Political Science, May 2012.
University of Texas at Austin Graduation: Masters in African and African Diaspora Studies in May of 2014. 

Adia is currently enrolled as a third year student in the UT School of Law.

Read Adia's submission to the UWL Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Teahlyn Crow

Teahlyn Crow

Archaeology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Peacock
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Archaeology, May 2017.
Research Interests: "Assessing Hmoob Identity Through Language and Cultural Immersion Programming."


Sasha Chihak

Sasha Chihak

Chemistry

Faculty mentor: Dr. Nadia Carmosini
Contact: sasha.chihak@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Chemistry, May 2012
Texas A&M University Graduation: M.S. in Chemistry, Dec. 2016
Research Interests: Her research focuses on the application of novel chemical biology tools for profiling eukaryotic fatty acid post-translational modifications. The major objective of this research is to develop efficient methodologies to isolate these modifications in order to further understand their interaction with Sirtuin enzymes in the development of cancer . 
Current Status:  Sasha is currently pursing work in her field. 

Alex Clussman

Alex Clussman

Biology (Aquatic Science)

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roger Haro and Dr. Greg Sandland
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Biology, May 2015.
Research Interests: "Ecological Stoichiometry of Bithynia tentaculata in the Upper Mississippi River."
Current Status: Alex is pursuing work in her field.

Kyle Danielson

Kyle Danielson

Physics

Faculty mentor: Dr. Robin Tyser
Contact: coinboi@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Physics, May 2011.
Research Interests: Quantitative analysis of the Beef Industry. 
Current Status: Kyle was enrolled in his doctoral degree in Environmental Science at Wright State University in Sept. 2011, but is currently pursuing work in his field.  

Amanda De Cora

Amanda De Cora

Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christine Bakkum
Contact: amanda.decora@ho-chunk.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Psychology, May 2015.
Current Status: Amanda was enrolled in the Student Affairs Administration program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in Sept. 2015, but currently works for the Ho-Chunk Nation.

Aiyana Dettmann

Aiyana Dettmann

Communication Studies

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dena Huisman
Contact: adettmann@uwlax.edu
UWL Graduation: B.A. in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Intrapersonal Communication, May 2012. 
UWL Graduation: Masters in Education in the Student Affairs Administion, May 2014. 
Research Interests: Career development for 1st gen students; the role of peer advising in student success; flipped advising models

Aiyana currently works in the UWL Academic Advising Center and Career Services Office for the College of Liberal Studies and serves on the McNair Advisory Committee.

Alyssa Dorosz

Alyssa Dorosz

Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Albrecht
Contact: alyssa.dorosz@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Psychology and Spanish, May 2016.
Research Interests: Misrepresentation of Minority Students in Special Education; Prevention and Early Intervention for Academic, Social, and Emotional Success of Youth and Adolescents.
Current Status: Alyssa was pursuing a graduate degree in School Psychology at Northern Illinois University, but is currently completing applications for another graduate program. 

Kandyce Dunlap

Kandyce Dunlap

Community Health Education

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tracy Caravella
Contact: Dunlap.kandyce@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Community Health Education, May 2017
Research Interests: Sexual and Reproductive Health 

Kandyce is currently enrolled in Masters of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Current Research Interests: Native American Public Health Program Sustainability.  

Jamie Erickson

Jamie Erickson

Exercise & Sports Science; Nutrition

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Karen Skemp
Contact: ericksonjamier@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Exercise & Sports Science, May 2015.
UWL Graduation: Masters in Human Performance - Applied Science, August 2017.
Research Interests: Supplements and Nutrition. 

Jamie is currently pursuing work in her field.  

Sara Erickson

Sara Erickson

Geography

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Colin Belby & Dr. Ryan Perroz
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Geography, May 2012.
UWL Graduation: Masters in Recreational Management, May 2015. 
Current Status: Sara is currently working as a Fish Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Michael Fuerte

Michael Fuerte

Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robin Tyser, Dr. Douglas Baumann
Contact: michael.fuerte@duke.edu
UWL Graduation: May 2017
Research Interests: Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Management and Policy.

Michael is currently enrolled in the Masters of Environmental Management at Duke University
Current Research Interests: Environmental Toxicology, Neurotoxicology, and Environmental Health. 

Undergraduate Research

Yessica Garcia

Yessica Garcia

Psychology and Spanish

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carol Miller
Contact: ygarcia@cityyear.org
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Psycology and Spanish, May 2014

Yessica is currently serving as a school volunteer with City Year New Hampshire.

Michael Gonzales

Therapeutic Recreation

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alessandro Quartiroli 
Contact: mgonzales4@wisc.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Therapuetic Recreation, May. 2017
Research Interests: A Camp-based Psychosocial Intervention to Promote Healthy Healing in Grieving Adolescents. 
Current Status: Michael is pursing work in his career.  

Amanda Hall

Amanda Hall

Sociology/WGSS

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Enilda Delgado
Contact: hall.aman@alumni.uwlax.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Sociology, December 2013.
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Graduation: Masters of Social Work, May 2016. 
Current Status: Amanda is pursuing work in her field. 

Phyllis Hand

Phyllis Hand

Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ryan McKelley
Contact: hand.phyl@uwlax.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Psychology, May 2015
Current Status: Phyllis is pursuing work in her field.

Travis Harrison

Travis Harrison

Mathematics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Barrett Klein 
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Mathematics, Dec. 2016.
Research Interest: Biological Math Modeling
Current Status: Travis is pursuing work in his field. 

Nicole Hazelton

Nicole Hazelton

Psychology

Faculty mentor: Dr. Betty De Boer
Contact: lomeli.nico@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Psychology and Spanish, Dec. 2013
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Graduation: Masters of Social WorkDec. 2015. 
Research Interests: Experiential/Adventure-Based Social Work with Children, Youth, and Families.  

Atticus Jamarillo

Atticus Jamarillo

History and Political Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Longhurst
Contact: atticusa@live.unc.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in History and Political Science, May 2014.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Graduation: Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs in May of 2016. He was a national finalist in the HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Competition.
Research Interests: Neighborhood disadvantage; housing policy; qualitative methods; planning theory; social justice.

Atticus is currenlty in his third year of pursuing a doctoral degree in City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Learn about the undergraduate research Atticus conducted during a study abroad trip to Egypt in 2012.

Cassandra Jens

Cassandra Jens

Computer Science

Faculty mentor: Dr. Thomas Gendreau
Contact: jens.cass@facebook.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Computer Science, May 2013
Current Status: Cassy is pursuing work in her field.

Eric King

English

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bryan Kopp
Contact: king.eric.ryan@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.A. in English, May 2014
University of Minnesota-Duluth GraduationMaster in Arts in English, May 2014. 
Current Status: Eric is currently pursuing work in his field.

Read Eric's submission to the 2012 UWL Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Michelle Lane

Michelle Lane

Microbiology

Faculty mentor: Dr. William Schwan 
Contact: Lanem7285@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Microbiology with a Biomedical Science Conc., May 2014
Current Status: Michelle has relocated to the Milwaukee area and received a certificate in her career. 

Learn more about biomedical research in which Michelle collaborated as an undergraduate student.

Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth Lee

Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ryan McKelley
UWL Graduation: B.S in Psychology, May 2014.
Research Interests: Needs Assessments of Service Providers' Cultural Competencies with Hmong Counseling Clients.

Elizabeth is pursuing a Master of Arts in Family Therapy at Nyack College in New York.

Yifat Levenstein

Yifat Levenstein

Psychology

Faculty mentor: Dr. Ryan McKelley

Yifat transfered to Lawrence University and graduated in 2015. She received national recognition when she was named the national winner of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies' 2014 student poster competition for her research on cross-cultural similarities and differences in predictors of disordered eating between American and Israeli women.
 
Timothy Lomeli

Timothy Lomeli

Psychology, French

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alessandro Quartiroli
Contact: twlomeli@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.A. in French and Psychology, May 2015.
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Graduation: Masters of Arts in Language, Literature, and Translation with a concentration in French and Francophone Language, Literature, and Culture, December 2017.
Research Interests: Attitudes, Behaviors, Motives, and Settings Related to Drinking: A Cross-Cultural Analysis 

Chee Lor

Chee Lor

Biology (Biomedical Science) and Biochemistry

Faculty mentor: Dr. Sumei Liu
Contact: Clor4@wisc.edu 
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Biology with a Biomedical Science Conc., May 2014.
Reseach Interests: Effects os stress on urocortins expression in the rat stomach. 

Chee is currently completing his fourth year of medical school in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Yer Lor

Yer Lor

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tisha King-Heiden
Contact: lor.yer89@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, May 2014.
Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi Graduation: Masters in Marine Biology, May 2016. 

Yer is currently a Geneticist at the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. 
Responsibilities: Works in the eDNA lab looking at using next generation sequencing as a potential tool for  early monitoring and detection of invasive species, such as Asian carp.

Read more about Yer's undergraduate research at UWL.

Xao Lor

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Facutly Mentor: Dr. Shelly Lesher
Contact: lorxao@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology, August 2011.
Current Status:  Xao is currently pursing work in his field. 

Brian Manske

Brian Manske

Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tom Volk
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Biology, May 2014.
Current Status: Brian is currently pursuing work in his field. 

Dylan Montoure

Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Meredith Thomsen 
Contact: Dmontoure11@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Biology, May 2016
Research Interests: Edge Effects on the Behavior of Small Mammals in Upper Mississippi River Flood Plain Sand Prairies.
Current Status: Dylan is currently pursing work in his field. 

Ryan Nell

Ryan Nell

Communication Studies

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jörg Vianden
UWL Graduation: B.A. in Communication Studies, May 2012.
UWL Graduation: Masters in Education in Student Affiars Administration, May 2014. 
Current Status: Ryan is currently a freelance writer living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Yolona Ngandali

Yolona Ngandali

Archaeological Studies

Faculty mentor: Dr. Connie Arzigian
Contactngandali@uw.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Archaeology, December 2015.

Yolona is pursuing a doctorate degree in Archaeology  at the University of Washington.

Cristian Noriega

Cristian Noriega

Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tori Svoboda
Contact: cnoriegasagastume@luc.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Psychology, May 2017
Research Interests: "Managing Immersion and Integration in Identity Consious Organizations" and Political Identity Development.

Cristian is currently enrolled in his Master's of Education for Higher Education at Loyola University

Alfredo Novoa

Spanish and French

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Teri Holford-Talpe
Contact: novoa@umich.edu
UWL Graduation: B.A. in Spanish and French, May 2016
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor GraduationMasters of Health Information, School of Information and Public Health, April 2018.
Research Interests: UX, telemedicine

Sara Opffer

Sociology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dawn Norris
UWL Graduation: B.S. Sociology, May 2017
Research Interests: The impact of Unequal Elementary and Secondary Public School Funding on Postsecondary Degree Completion. 

Kingsley Ozongwu

Kingsley Ozongwu

Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne Galbraith 
Contact: ko389@drexel.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Biology with a Biomedial Science Conc., May 2016
Research Interest: Effects of the Antimicrobial SK-03-92 on Growth of Yeast Mutants. 

Kingsley is currently pursuing his degree at Drexel University College of Medicine.  His current research interest is Clinical Research in Orthopedics.

Sarah Pease

Sarah Pease

Exercise & Sports Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Jecklin 
Contact: sarah.pease@wustl.edu 
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, May of 2017
Research Interests: Healthy Aging
Sara is currently pursing her degree in Occupational Thearpy at the Washington University School of Medicine

Ebony Phillips

Ebony Phillips

Psychology

Faculty mentor: Dr. Tori Svoboda
Contact: phill252@uwm.edu 
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Psychology, December 2015.

Ebony is currently enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.  

Cassandra Philippon

Cassandra Philippon

Psychology and Sociology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nick Bakken
Contact: cphilipponhintz@gmail.com 
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Psychology and Sociology, May 2016.
Arizona State University Graduation: Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice, May 2018. 
Research Interests: Re-entry, correctional education, programming, sentencing disparities.

Cassandra is currently enrolled at Arizona State University in the Masters of Criminology and Criminal Justice program and will graduate in May 2018. 

Hannah Piper

Hannah Piper

Biochemistry and Microbiology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Todd Weaver
Contact: hpiper@iastate.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Biochemistry and Microbiology 
Research Interests: Enzyme Kinetics, Protein-Protein interactions, Nano Disk Technology, X-ray Crystallography, Cryo EM

Hannah is currently pursuing their doctorate degree from the Iowa State University in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology.

Ellen Poeschel

Ellen Poeschel

Spanish & Political Science

Faculty mentor: Dr. Jean Janecki
Contact: poeschel@uwm.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Spanish and Political Science, May 2011.

Ellen is pursuing a Master of Arts in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. (And YES, she was really crowned Miss Oktoberfest in 2011.)

Andrew Prudhom

Andrew Prudhom

Mathematics & Physics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eric Gansen
Contact: prudhom@live.unc.edu

Andrew is currently in his fouth year of doctoral studies in Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Edward Quinn

Edward Quinn

Biology

Faculty mentor: Dr. Timothy McAndrews
Contact: ebqebq73@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Biology, May 2011
University of Alabama Graduation: M.A. in Anthropology, May of 2016.

Melanie Quinones

Sociology and Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tim Gongaware
Contact: quino021@umn.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Sociology and Psychology, May 2013.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Graduation: Master's in Social Work, June 2015. 
Research Interests: Art Therapy
Current Status: Melanie was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala as a Youth in Development Volunteer for 2 years. She got back in October and will work at an NGO in her field as a case manager.

Justin Radomski

Justin Radomski

Microbiology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Peter Wilker
Contact: radomski.just@uwlax.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Microbiology, May 2014.
Medical University of South Carolina Graduation: Masters in Biomedical Sciences, May of 2016.
Current Status: Justin is pursuing work in his field. 

Damien Rasmussen

Damien Rasmussen

Biochemistry

Faculty Mentor: Dr. John May
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Biochemistry, May 2017.
Research Interests: "Structural Characterization of a Periplasmic Lipoprotein Associated with Magnesium Homeostasis in Salmonella enterica."
Current Status: 

Jessi Reidy

Jessi Reidy

Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Suthakaran Veerasamy 
Contact: jreidy@uwm.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Psychology, May 2017

Jessie is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Psychology  from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Vanessa Reynolds (Schwartz)

Psychology

Faculty mentor: Dr. Bianca Basten
Contact: vschwartz@wisc.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Psychology, May 2012.

Vanessa is currently in her fourth year of doctoral studies in School Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nichole Rich

Sociology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Enilda Delgado
Contact: nlwillia55@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Sociology, May 2011
Research Interests: Parental Involvement study using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study - Kindergarden Cohort. 
Current Status: Nichole is pursuing work in her field of study.  

José Rubio-Zepeda

José Rubio-Zepeda

Political Science and Spanish

Faculty mentor: Dr. Omar Granados
Contact: jdrubzep0990@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.A. in Spanish and Political Science, May 2014
University of Texas at Austin Graduation: M.S. in Latin American Studies and Community & Regional Planning, Dec. 2017.  His research interests were Transnationalism and identity within the context of migration; globalization and its effects; African Diaspora in Central America and the Caribbean, especially in the Dominican Republic; critical race theory; cultural studies; masculinity, class, gender, sexuality and ethnicity.

Read articles about José's May 2014 commencement speech in the La Crosse Tribune and the UWL Campus Connection.

José's Biography

Maricruz Sanchez

Maricruz Sanchez

Psychology and Spanish

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nici Ploeger-Lyons
Contact: msanch28@masonlive.gmu.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Psychology and Spanish, May 2016.
George Mason University Graduation: M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, May 2018 from School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
Research Interests: "Textual Analysis of Sexual Misconduct Measures at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. A Closer Look."

Sarah Schmidt

Sociology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dawn Norris
Graduation Date: 
Research Interests:
Current Status:

Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith

Communication Studies

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Scott Dickmeyer
Contact: smith.ale3@uwlax.edu
UWL Graduation: B.A. in Communication Studies, May 2015.
Current Status: Alexis is pursuing work in her field.

Donica Spence

Donica Spence

Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christine Hippert
Contact: Donica.Spence@yahoo.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Biology, May 2013
New Mexico State University Graduation: Masters in Anthropology, May 2015.
Current Status: Donica is currently pursing work in their field.

Yang Cha Thao

Yang Cha Thao

Therapeutic Recreation

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jearold Holland
Contact: yangchathao1@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation, May 2012.
UWL Graduation: Masters in Education in the Student Affairs Administration, May 2014. 

As part of her graduate work, she completed an internship in the McNair's Scholars Office and served on our Advisory Committee as an alumni member.

Read more about Yang Cha's undergraduate contributions to Ka's Garden, a bilingual children's book.

Brian Vanderheyden

Brian Vanderheyden

Community Health Education

Faculty mentor: Dr. Keely Rees
Contact: brianv1@iastate.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Community Health Education, May 2011.
Iowa State University Graduation: Masters of Education in Student Affairs, May 2013. 
Research Interests: Learning and Development of Peer Educators, College Student Health Behaviors.

Brian is currently in the process of applying for another Masters degree.  

Pa Houa Vang

Pa Houa Vang

Early Childhood Education

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ann Epstein & Dr. Barb Gander
Contact: pahouav@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Early Childhood Education, May 2012
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Graduation: 
Master of Education-Professional Development Learning Community Program, May 2015.

Read more about Pa Houa's undergraduate contributions to Ka's Garden, a bilingual children's book.

Christian Wendland

Christian Wendland

Sociology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laurie Cooper Stoll
Contact: Wendland.chri@gmail.com 
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Sociology, December 2015.
Johns Hopkins University Graduation: Masters in Health Care Management, May 2017. 
Current Status: Christian is currently pursuing work in his field. 

Kory Wilkinson

Clinical Laboratory Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Howard
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science, May 2013.
Research Interests: Study of bone marrow morphological change in hibernating and non-hibernating ground squirrels as a model for studying bone marrow disorders in human beings. 
Current Status:  Kory is currently pursing work in his field. 

Dewayne Wrencher

Dewayne Wrencher

Art and Business Management

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donald Sloan
UWL Graduation: B.A. in Art and Business Management, August 2014.

Dewayne is pursuing his graduate degree in Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Art at Stonybrook University in New York.

 Watch a video or read an article about Dewayne's performance at the 2013 TEDxUWLaCrosse.

Chai Yang

Chai Yang

Political Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ray Block
Contact: cyang346@wisc.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Political Science, May 2017.
Research Intersts: Poverty within the Hmong community. 

Chai is currently pursing his graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health

GaoKhia Yang

GaoKhia Yang

Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Peg Maher
Contact: yang.gaok@alumni.uwlax.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Psychology, May 2017. 
Research Interests: Neurology and the Nervous System .
Current Status: Gao Khia is currently pursuing work in her field. 

Lee Yang

Lee Yang

Community Health Education

Faculty mentor: Dr. Anders Cedergren
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Community Health Education, May 2015.
UWL Graduation: Masters in Public Health, May 2017.
Current Status: Lee is currently pursuing work in her field. 

Vang Yang

Vang Yang

Information Systems

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Patrick Barlow
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Information Systems, May 2016
Current Status: Vang is currently pursuing work in his career. 

Xiong Yang

Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Margaret Maher
Contact: Xyoojyaj07@gmail.com
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Biology with a Biomedical Science Conc., May 2011.
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Graduation: Master of Science in Biology with a Physiology Concentration, May 2015.  Xiong is currently pursing work in his field. 

Read Xiong's submission to the UWL Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Sarah Zahirudin

Sarah Zahirudin

Exercise & Sports Science; Spanish

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas Kernozek
Contact: zahir004@umn.edu
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science and Spanish, May 2015.
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Graduation: Masters in Public Health with a concentration on Global Environmental Health, May 2017.
Research Interests: Food justice, Environmental justice

Sarah is currently pursuing work in their field. 

Melissa Zins

Melissa Zins

Biology

Faculty mentor: Dr. Mike Hoffman
UWL Graduation: B.S. in Biology, December 2014.
Research Interests: "Purification of Antibodies Against HPIV3 Matrix Protein."
Current Status: Melissa is pursuing work in her field.