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Evan Anders

Evan studies fluid dynamics in stellar and planetary atmospheres with Dr. Ben Brown. In particular, he is motivated by the discrepancy between observed and theorized convective flow speeds in the solar interior, often called the "convective conundrum." He uses the Dedalus pseudospectral framework to simulate comprehensible convective systems to help crack this conundrum and gain a better understanding of the nature of convection. He also does some outreach work with...
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Kelsie Anson

Biography: Kelsie is a graduate student in Biochemistry. As a member of Dr. Amy Palmer's lab in biochemistry, she uses fluorescence microscopy to study the role that metals play in cell biology. She has mentored both Biological Sciences Initiative (BSI) and Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) students in the lab. As an undergraduate she worked for my college's Office of Undergraduate Studies summer program as an RA /...
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Jay Arehart

Jay's area of study is Architectural Engineering - specifically, studying structural engineering and materials science. His Research involves looking at the entire lifecycle environmental impacts of buildings from both energy and materials perspectives. Jay studied Architectural Engineering & Applied Math (minor) in undergrad and he completed the BS/MS program within CU Engineering. Has been involved in CU Engineers in Action (formerly CU Bridges to Prosperity) for 5 years in which...
Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn Davis

Kaitlyn is a student of Archeology PhD program. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2014, with a double major in Anthropology and Environmental Science. She was in the concert band at CU during her first year as a graduate student. She has been a tutor for undergraduate biology and anthropology courses, and is involved in Intervarsity (the Graduate Christian Fellowship group on campus). Currently, most of campus...
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Joshua De La Cruz

Joshua is a graduate student in the Materials Science and Engineering program; he earned another Masters in August 2016, also in the Materials Science and Engineering program here at CU. For his undergraduate career, he studied Materials Science and Engineering (specializing in semiconductors) at the University of Arizona. Has has served as a mentor in the CU Science Discovery program at CU past two summers and has been a volunteer...
Varad Deshmukh

Varad Deshmukh

Varad is a student in the Computer Science PhD program. He studied Computer Engineering as an undergrad, and as part of undergraduate study, was a founding member of a picosatellite project that was launched by the Indian Space Research Organization in 2016 ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swayam ). Varad is currently working as a research assistant working on projects on the intersection of computer science and space weather. Varad acted as graduate mentor...
Nick Dragone

Nick Dragone

Biography: Nick is a graduate student working for Dr. Noah Fierer in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. He is a microbial ecologist who specializes in the use of genetic sequencing techniques to study the ecology of microbial communities. More specifically, his research focuses on the genetic basis of adaptations that allow microorganisms (mainly bacteria and archaea) to live in environments with very limited nutrient pools and harsh environments conditions...
Denise Fernandez

Denise Fernandez

Denise is a PhD student in Environmental Studies Program. She specifically focuses on energy transitions of India and China post Paris Agreement on Climate Change and how these transitions shape larger development and environmental governance interactions within the world system. she earned a BA in Political Science, honors in Economics from St Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India and her MA in Sustainable Development Practice from TERI University, New Delhi, India. She...
Juan

Juan Garcia Oyervides

Juan is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He completed his B.A. in Literature and Language Sciences at the Universidad Finis Terrae (Chile) and his M.A. at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research studies the relationship between journalism, media and literary writing in Latin American 20th and 21st centuries. Juan acted as graduate mentor to Gwendalynn Roebke .
Natalie Garrett

Natalie Garrett

Natalie is an information Science PhD student working with Professor Casey Fiesler. Her interests are in research ethics, privacy, and computer science ethics education. Prior to becoming a doctoral student, she held positions as a founding team member of a local Boulder software startup, consulted with international EdTech startups, and had a career in undergraduate admissions. She is a graduate of Prescott College (BA in Environmental Studies) and University of...
Tim Korpita

Tim Korpita

Biography: Tim is a PhD student in the McKenzie lab in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He studies host associated microbial communities, mainly in amphibians. The work he does in the McKenzie lab often falls at the intersection of ecology, microbiology, and conservation. For example, he is working on developing probiotic treatments to help amphibian populations declining due to the a recently emerged chytrid fungal pathogen. This pathogen...
Roxxy

Roxxy Leister

Roxxy is a final year PhD Theatre and Performance Studies with a B.A. in Theatre, a B.A. in English with a Minor in Women's and Gender Studies. She is currently in the dissertation writing phase of her PhD. She teaches for the theatre department as well as working as the head of Front of House operations and lead House Manager for Theatre and Dance. Roxxy acted as graduate mentor to...
Jaylene Martinez

Jaylene Martinez

As a Chicana from Northern New Mexico, Jaylene has had to overcome situations which she had no control over, especially coming from a community of high drug and alcohol abuse. Jaylene comes from a large family in which makes living away from home difficult, yet at the same time encourages her to finish what she started. Jaylene says, "Being a first-generation college student taught me to keep my head up...
Lisa Natale

Lisa Natale

Lisa's research interests lie at the intersection of ecology, math, and computer science. Right now, she is working on a project that uses modeling, simulation, and experimental techniques to explore strategies employed by squirrels that store food in the face of pilfering peers. Fourth year PhD. Lisa earned her degree in pure mathematics, but studied a range of fun subjects along the way (incl. justice, physics, creative writing, and neuroscience)...
Anthony Pinter

Anthony Pinter

Biography: Anthony is a PhD student in the Department of Information Science, where he studies how identity shifts and disclosures occur in social media, particularly around sensitive topics like gender and sexuality. BS ('15) and MS ('17), also in Information Science, from the Pennsylvania State University. Serves as his department's representative to UGGS. Heavily involved in the i3 Institute, which is a diversity initiative that identifies talented undergraduate students from...
Prasanth Prahladan

Prasanth Prahladan

Prasanth is currently pursuing his PhD under the guidance of Prof. Sangtae Ha within the Networks Systems Group at the Department of Computer Science, CU Boulder. His research explores the use of AI to improve the performance of existing communication and computing system architectures. Data center resource allocation, caching strategies in routers, and measurement analysis over the internet, are some of the projects that he is working on. Prasanth holds...
Kyle Reinholt

Kyle Reinholt

Kyle is a PhD Student working in the Superhuman Computing Lab under Dr. Shaun Kane. The Superhuman Computing Lab exists to empower people through technology. His work is around making images or graphics on touch devices more accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. Kyle was a 7 year senior, meaning, it took him 7 years to graduate from his undergrad university. He went to a small liberal...
Kyle Rodman

Kyle Rodman

Kyle is a PhD candidate in geography at CU Boulder, and he is interested in the past, present, and future of forests in the southern Rocky Mountains. Kyle grew up in Colorado Springs and has a background in the non-profit sector. When not found counting trees or working with data, Kyle is probably rock climbing or running one of the many trails in Boulder County. Kyle acted as graduate mentor...
Moragn Scheuerman

Morgan Scheuerman

Morgan explores the ways individuals with diverse gender identities interact with technology. Morgan grew up in Maryland, earned a B.A. in Communication & Media Studies with a minor in Gender Studies at Goucher College and a M.S. in Human-Centered Computing at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Morgan's Master thesis focused on how transgender individuals' experience safety and bias with digital technologies. In their spare time, they enjoy travel, hiking, photography,...
Hermann Sipowa

Hermann Sipowa

Hermann is a PhD student from Douala, Cameroon. Hermann moved to Takoma Park, MD during his undergrad at the University of Maryland, where he graduated with a BSc. in Aerospace Engineering and a BSc. in Astronomy. He is affiliated with the Air Force Research Laboratory and NASA Langley Research Center. His research focuses on 6DOF guidance and control of multi-agent systems leveraging differential SRP to facilitate autonomous on-orbit servicing. He...
Gabriella

Gabriella Subia Smith

Gabriella is a PhD student in the Geography department at CU Boulder. She studies the Colombian government's use and production of maps in order to negotiate territorial claims. When not studying, teaching, mentoring, and organizing workshops for her fellow grad students, she enjoys the outdoors, traveling, spending time with friends, and reading. Gabriella acted as graduate mentor to Deanna Payne.
Patrick Thomas

Patrick Thomas

Patrick is a PhD student in Biochemistry. As an undergraduate, he worked in a plant molecular biology lab, which focused on mRNA processing, prepared poly(a) tail aligned RNA sequence libraries and wrote software to analyze how 3' end formation was affected by different mutations or environmental stresses. Patrick acted as graduate mentor to Blake Ocampo .
Annalisa Ugarte

Annalisa Ugarte

Biography: Originally from El Paso, Texas, Annalisa Ugarte began their academic career at El Paso Community College before transferring to Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. As a McNair scholar, they investigated red photoluminescent Si nanoparticles for cellular imaging under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Goforth. After graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry, Annalisa was accepted into the Chemistry PhD program at CU Boulder. With an interest in biomaterials, they...
Sydney Ulliman

Sydney Ulliman

Sydney is a doctoral candidate in Environmental Engineering at CU Boulder and an aspiring professor. Her research is focused on advanced treatment and monitoring of organic contaminants present in water supplies. Apart from research, she is passionate about teaching and mentoring future generations of engineering students which led to her involvement in the McNair program and CU’s Graduate Teacher Program. Outside of school, she enjoys mountain biking, cooking vegan food...
Camila Uzcategui

Camila Uzcategui

Camila is a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering at University of Colorado Boulder working on 3D printing for tissue engineering. She works on understanding and developing new materials for 3D printing to match the native environment of bone and cartilage tissue. She earned a B.S. in Physics from Florida International University in Miami, and is originally from Maracay, Venezuela. Camila is passionate about increasing diversity in STEM through...