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Jenny Aguilera

Jenny is a senior majoring in Chemical and Biological Engineering. She is originally from Goleta, California but moved to Boulder, Colorado as a kid. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing video games, and generally being a massive nerd. Over the last two summers, she worked as a lab assistant in an ovarian cancer lab at the Anschutz Medical Campus. That experience made her realize that she could apply...
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Maria Davila

Maria is a Latina student from a little town in Colorado majoring in International Affairs. She has been a part of many student groups and fellowship during her time at CU Boulder. Maria hopes to become an example for her younger brother and other minorities to show them that it’s possible to be successful despite being first-generation students. In her free time, she watches The Office, and work outs and...
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Jeremy Diaz

Jeremy is an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major. For the last couple years, he has been building predictive models related to the occurrence, management, and impacts of natural disasters. This involves using satellites, weather records, and Twitter in artificial intelligence models deployed on cloud servers across multiple cores. He finds it really fulfilling to make tools that can help prepare and deal with devastating events, and he hopes to keep...
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Kellie Gadeken

Kellie is originally from Greeley, Colorado, but in the past 6 years she has lived in Chicago, England, and Steamboat Springs. She loves to travel, and also enjoys archery, hiking, playing the flute, reading, board games, and sushi. Kellie received her associate’s degree from Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs before transferring to the University of Colorado--Boulder. The focus of her research is to see if it is possible to...
Kaitlin Mazotti

Kaitlin Mazotti

Kaitlin is a Senior in Electrical and Computer Engineering and plans on attending graduate school in Munich, Germany. Last summer, she conducted research on automating thresholds for machine learning, and she currently works in a lab on campus that sets up WiFi long distance and micro-grid power systems for developing communities. Currently, they are working on providing 24/7 power to a refugee camp in Zambia. Kailtin traveled to this community...
Yosan Mengesha

Yosan Mengesha

Yosan is majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He was born Ethiopia and his interests are in medicine. His research area is the connection between rising inflamation and the rising risk of stress-related psychartic disorders. The project he is working on will test the hypothesis that immunization with a heat-killed preparation of an immunoregulatory bacterium, Mycobacterium Vaccae, can induce a shift toward a more proactive behavioral response to psychosocial stress...
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Aaron Wesche

Aaron is a senior in the Chemical Engineering program. He grew up and spent the first 21 years of his life in the small town of Washington, Missouri. His parents encouraged him to be active in sports, scouts, and school, and this encouragement helped him find some of his first interests in outdoor recreation and chemistry. After moving to Colorado, he was able to better develop his outdoor interests in...
Maya Yanez

Maya Yanez

Maya is an Astronomy major with a minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She has conducted various research projects at both CU and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). She enjoys baking, video games, and crafting, and loves when science and art combine and the fact that we are answering life- and world-changing questions by approaching things from multiple disciplines. Maya is pursuing a PhD in Planetary Science through geological science...