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Science Ambassadors

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Our College of Science Ambassadors are a group of University of Utah students who are passionate about science and their education. Ambassadors participate in recruitment events including Red White and U day, College of Science events, high school visits, and other STEM recruitment programs, where they assist and communicate with prospective College of Science students.


Alex

Science Ambassador

Alex

Science Ambassador
Hello! I'm Alex, a fourth-year student pursuing a BS in Biology with a Cell and Molecular emphasis and minors in Chemistry and African American Studies. I was born in Venezuela but have lived in Salt Lake for the majority of my life. I am currently a student researcher in Dr. Martin Tristani-Firouzi's lab where I use molecular biological processes to investigate the genetic components of Familial Atrial Fibrillation. My passions include social justice, travel, and family.

Anna

Science Ambassador

Caitlin

Science Ambassador

Caitlin

Science Ambassador
Hi everyone! My name is Caitlin, and I am in my second year pursuing an HBS degree in Chemistry with a Biological Emphasis. I’m originally from Richland, WA – and no, that’s not near Seattle. I’m currently involved in Dr. Sophie Caron's research lab studying the olfactory system in Drosophila (fruit flies). In my free time, I love spending time with friends, hiking, camping and trying new things! I love meeting new people, so stop and say hi if you see me around campus!

Corvin

Science Ambassador

Corvin

Science Ambassador
My name is Corvin. I am majoring in Biological Chemistry and Biology and am currently in my second year. I am an avid skier and spend as much time as possible up in the mountains. My goal is to pursue a PhD/MD and eventually become an oncologist in a research lab or teaching hospital.

Harini

Science Ambassador

Kenzie

Science Ambassador

Kenzie

Science Ambassador
Hi! My name is Kenzie and I am a sophomore majoring in math. I am getting a double minor in linguistics and economics. I love taking fun ESSF classes, going to math-department events, traveling, and being a student at the U!

Mary

Science Ambassador

Mary

Science Ambassador
My name is Mary and I am originally from Denver, Colorado. I am a first year double majoring in Math and Science, Health, Environmental, and Risk Communication. With my degrees, I aim to focus more on the communication and presentation side of science, such as modeling epidemiology or climate change. I am in the Honors College here at the U. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, rafting, hanging out with friends, and adventuring. I am super excited to be a College of Science Ambassador and share my love for science with others!

Sahana

Science Ambassador

Sahana

Science Ambassador
Hi, I’m Sahana. I’m a local Utahn from Sandy and am so excited to be attending the University of Utah. I’m a first year student double majoring in Honors Mathematics and Computer Science. I am looking forward to combining the power of computing with the intricacies of mathematics. While I love all things STEM, I hope to use my knowledge to solve real life problems and bring social reform. My recent computer science research with Dr. Suresh and in conjunction with the ACLU of Utah does just that by using web scraping and data querying to understand trends and identify potential flaws in Utah’s county jails. In my free time, I enjoy performing and teaching Indian classical dance. I also love animals and can talk your ear off with different fun facts. If you ever see me around campus, please introduce yourself! I would be happy to help anyway I can-except with directions!

Sophia

Science Ambassador

Sophia

Science Ambassador
My name is Sophia and I am from Redondo Beach, California. I am a fourth year at the U double majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Genetics and Genomics and Social Work with a minor in Chemistry. I hope to one day pursue an M.D./Ph.D to work in translational medicine. I am currently a student researcher in the McMahon/Kinsey Lab studying pancreatic and colorectal cancer at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. I love weight training at the gym, any water sport (surfing, sailing, swimming), and RuPaul’s Drag Race/Dragula.

Tayla

Science Ambassador

Tayla

Science Ambassador
My name is Tayla. I am in my second year pursuing a Biology degree with a Neurobiology Emphasis and minors in Chemistry and Psychology. I was born and raised in Utah and originally from Herriman, Utah. After my undergrad, I hope to be accepted into an MD-PhD program. With this dual degree, I will be able to combine my love for medicine with research. I am currently doing research in Dr. Sophie Caron's neuroscience lab and I get to work with Drosophila (fruit flies) as an animal model. During my free time, I enjoy long-distance running, hiking, exercising, going to sporting events, eating Asian food, and volunteering.

Warren

Science Ambassador

Warren

Science Ambassador
Hello! My name is Warren, and I am starting my second year at the U pursuing a Biology major with a Physiology and Anatomy emphasis and a Chemistry minor. After graduating, I plan to pursue an M.D./Ph.D. program with a research-focused surgical practice. At present, I work in Dr. Hong Mu’s immunology research laboratory as an undergraduate research assistant, exploring immunological pathways and analyzing the effects of environmental factors, specifically Mycoplasma arthritidis mitogen, on the induction and proliferation of rheumatoid arthritis. I also spend at least one day a week working in procedure rooms or the operating room in Endoscopy at the University of Utah medical center. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, hiking, skiing, kayaking, exercising, stargazing, and baking!

Alice

Science Ambassador

Alice

Science Ambassador
Hi! My name is Alice and I’m from Northern California. I’m a sophomore at the U double majoring in Chemistry and International Studies, with a minor in Chinese. Currently I work as an undergraduate researcher in the Puri Lab where we study how bacteria interact with the environment and each other, and how bacteria produce anti-fungal and anti-cancer compounds. Outside of school and research, I love hiking, skiing, playing piano, and volunteering with the American Chemical Society.

Brian

Science Ambassador

Brian

Science Ambassador
Hi, I'm Brian! I am a freshman majoring in physics and piano performance. I'm from Syracuse - Utah, not New York - and I love books, food, and board games. I play piano and cello, and between the two of my majors, I spend far more time locked alone in a practice room or laboratory than is healthy for any sane human being, but I also love being around friends and other people. I am a part of the U's Center for Acoustic Cooling Technology, and build and test thermoacoustic engines. Whether you see me walking around with or without the bow tie, come say hello!

Candace

Science Ambassador

Candace

Science Ambassador
My name is Candace and I am a junior majoring in astrophysics and anthropology. I am from Layton, Utah. I love planning, reading, and origami!

Ella

Science Ambassador

Ella

Science Ambassador
Hey there! My name is Ella and I am entering my junior year at the University of Utah. I am a Chemistry major with a double emphasis in Materials Science and Engineering as well as Biology. Once I graduate with my HBS, I would like to attend graduate school, possibly out of the country if I can swing that. I tend to spend my infrequent free time training on the aerial hoop, going down Googling rabbit holes about random science facts, or trying to catch up on reading all of the classics I missed by not taking AP Lit. If you see me around campus, feel free to ask me questions about chemistry or just say hello!

Jacob

Science Ambassador

Jacob

Science Ambassador
My name is Jacob! This is my fourth year at the U. I'm studying Applied Mathematics with minors in Computer Science and Spanish. I plan on working in cryptography and then teaching high school. I love to sing, dance, read, and just hang out.

Liz

Science Ambassador

Liz

Science Ambassador
My name is Liz, and I am originally from Chicago, Illinois (The Windy City, best deep-dish pizza and hotdogs, and home of the Chicago Cubs)! Currently, I’m a Senior majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Cellular and Molecular Biology. My plan is to attend the University of Utah’s College of Pharmacy, earn a PharmD/PhD, and spread the knowledge of pharmaceuticals to anyone willing to listen. What makes me so special you ask? I enjoy video games, coaching volleyball, all things summer, watching baseball games, building forts with my daughter, and have a passion for science!

Michelle

Science Ambassador

Michelle

Science Ambassador
Hi! My name is Michelle and I am originally from South Korea. I will be starting my senior year this Fall 2020 with a major in Biology with a Genetics & Genomic Emphasis and a minor in Chemistry. I am also in the Honors College. I’m currently working in Dr. Nitin Phadnis’s lab on studying sex-ratio traits in D. pseudoobscura. Other than research and studying, I enjoy running, baking (gluten-free!), climbing, reading, and spending time with my cats. I’m excited to share my passion for the sciences this year!

Shaistah

Science Ambassador

Shaistah

Science Ambassador
Hi everyone! My name is Shaistah and I am from Sandy, Utah. I’m a second year pursuing an honors double major in Health, Society, and Policy and Biology along with minors in Chemistry and Medical Humanities. With my degrees, I aim to focus on both the humanities and scientific aspects of medicine and I plan to pursue medical school after graduating. In the future, I hope to volunteer my time as a physician serving the most vulnerable populations abroad. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, bike riding, and spending time with friends and family.

Sydney

Science Ambassador

Sydney

Science Ambassador
Hi! I’m Sydney and I am starting my second year as a Chemistry major with an emphasis in Biology on the pre-med track. I am involved in research through the Velayutham Lab in the Department of Nutrition. In my free time I like to snowboard, climb and paint.

Tushig

Science Ambassador

Tushig

Science Ambassador
Hello! My name is Tushig and I’m currently a sophomore pursuing an Honors Biology Degree with a Spanish minor. I grew up in Park City, but I’m originally from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Right now, I work as an undergraduate assistant where I help research the function of Tfh cells in development of germinal center B cells during a Malaria infection in the Lamb Lab. During my free time I love to hang out with my friends, sketch random objects, and learn new K-pop dances!

Amaya

Science Ambassador

Bridget

Science Ambassador

Bridget

Science Ambassador
Howdy! My name is Bridget and I’m from Salt Lake City, Utah. I am a senior studying Genetics and Genomics Biology with a minor in Mathematics. I’m in the Shapiro Lab where we study the genetics of domestic pigeons and I‘m currently working to help analyze eye color variation. I adore pigeons, bioinformatics, and all things science!

Chelsea

Science Ambassador

Chelsea

Science Ambassador
Hi, my name is Chelsea and I will be starting my third year here at the U in Fall 2020. I’m from Saratoga Springs, and I have lived in Utah for most of my life. I am majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Anatomy and Physiology and a minor in Chemistry. I am on the pre-med track, hoping to eventually work in pediatrics. I am also a member of the Honors College. I love watching early 2000’s cartoons, documentaries, and playing with my pets.

Emma

Science Ambassador

Emma

Science Ambassador
Hello! My name is Emma Kerr and I am from Fruit Heights, Utah. I am pursuing a Math and Physics major here at the U seeking an emphasis on computation. I have loved my college experience thus far, and have especially loved my research in the Physics department studying spin dependent electronic processes. After obtaining my undergraduate degree, I hope to work towards a math Ph.D and become a professor and researcher. I love meeting new faces around campus, and when I'm not in school, I enjoy being in the outdoors.

Kay

Science Ambassador

Kay

Science Ambassador
Hello! My name is Kay and I'm going into my 3rd year here at the U. I love the ocean! I'm actually studying math and biology in hopes of doing the mathematical side of marine biology. I'm from the small town of Enterprise, Utah and I'm super excited to be a College of Science Ambassador!

Madi

Science Ambassador

Madi

Science Ambassador
My name is Madi! I am starting my second year here at the University of Utah majoring in Chemistry and Biology. I am currently working as an undergraduate researcher in the Myers Lab at Huntsman Cancer Institute studying transmembrane proteins, extracellular communication and the effects this has on the Hedgehog Pathway. When I’m not studying I enjoy yoga, running, and reading.

Sahar

Science Ambassador

Sahar

Science Ambassador
Hi everyone! My name is Sahar, and I am a second year majoring in biology and business administration. In the future, I plan on pursuing an MD/PhD degree. I was born and raised in Sugarhouse, but my family is originally from Afghanistan. I hope to one day return to Afghanistan and provide medical care and resources. In my free time, I like to hang out with family and friends, hike, and online shop. Go Utes!

Shaylee

Science Ambassador

Shaylee

Science Ambassador
Hey! My name is Shaylee and I'm from Saint George. I am entering my sophomore year pursuing an HBS in Chemistry with an emphasis in Chemical Engineering and Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry. I'm currently working with fuel cells and electrochemistry in the lovely Dr. Shelley Minteer's lab on campus. I love getting outdoors, Thai food, applying for things I'm not necessarily qualified for (how I ended up here), and long walks in the rain. I'm always here if you have any questions, so feel free to reach out!

Taverly

Science Ambassador

Taverly

Science Ambassador
Hi! My name is Taverly and I’m from Castle Rock, Colorado. I am a fourth year student double majoring in Biophysics & Biochemistry. I one day hope to pursue a PhD in neurobiology studying alternate methods of medicating for mental disorders. I also spend an abundance of my time as a cheesemonger at the Harmons downtown. In my free time you can find me planning events for a service organization or watching movies with my roommates.

Vivek

Science Ambassador

Vivek

Science Ambassador
Heyo! My name is Vivek, hailing from Draper, Utah. I am a freshman majoring in physics with a minor in astronomy. I have had a great time at the U so far and I am thrilled to be one of your College of Science Ambassadors! I aspire to become a professional astronomer and pun master. When I am not approximating cows as spheres, I enjoy doing astronomy outreach, browsing Reddit, learning useless fun trivia, and eating really spicy food!

Summer Chemistry

This summer chemistry program is offered to qualified high school students, who have completed either their junior or sophomore year, and have one or more years of chemistry completed. Eight hours of credit are awarded. This credit will be applied toward University of Utah graduation requirements. It will satisfy the general education requirement in the physical and life sciences and it is also transferable credit.

Who: Qualified high school students who have completed sophomore or junior year and completed at least one year of chemistry

When: Summer

Where: Chemistry Department

Contact: For more information, please contact Professor Jeff Statler, Department of Chemistry at (801) 581-6681 or e-mail at statler@chem.utah.edu

Program Admission: Admission into the program requires a nomination from the student’s high school chemistry teacher. Utah high school chemistry teachers are contacted in January of each year. Scholarships are given based on nominations and program deadlines.