Former Ambassadors


Cameron Criswell '19
  • Cameron Criswell '19
  • Major: Biochemistry, Genetics
  • Research Focus: Molecular Genetics, Immune receptors
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
Jared Eichner '19
  • Jared Eichner '19
  • Major: Biomedical Sciences
  • Research Focus: Murine tumor, Chemotherapy efficacy, Algebraic modeling, Ejection fraction
  • Years of Research Experience: 3
Anthony Gacasan
  • Anthony Gacasan '19
  • Major: Biomedical Sciences
  • Minor: Business
  • Research Focus: Genetics, Microbiome
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
Ashley Nicole Guentzel '19
  • Ashley Nicole Guentzel '19
  • Major: Biology
  • Minor: Spanish and Genetics
  • Research Focus: Animal Behavior and Endocrinology
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
Ashley Hayden '19
  • Ashley Hayden '19
  • Major: Biology
  • Minor: Bioinformatics, Psychology
  • Research Focus: Light-dependent magnetoreception, Butterfly, Migration behavior, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated mutagenesis
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
McKaela Hodge '19
  • McKaela Hodge '19
  • Major: Genetics
  • Research Focus: Veterinary Medicine, Genetics, Computational Genomics
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
Tawfik Hussein '19
  • Tawfik Hussein '19
  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Minor: Astrophysics
  • Research Focus: Lymphatic Mechanics
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
Dillon "Danger" Jones
  • Dillon "Danger" Jones '18
  • Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
  • Minor: Psychology
  • Research Focus: Herpetology, Wildlife, Ecology, Conservation
  • Years of Research Experience: 4
  • Project(s): Agama agama Growth Rate
    Oral Parisitology of Panamanian Snakes 
    Bridging the Gap Between Human Music and Animal Communication
    Acoustin Monitoring of the Endangered Houston Toad
    Urban Herpetology Survey of a Nature Preserve in Houston
    Sea Turtle Arribada in Costa Rica
    Radio Telemetry of the White Lipped Mud Turtle in Belize
    Gut Content Analysis of the genus Smilisca in Belize
    Camera Trapping, Mammal Trapping and Bat Netting in Belize
Quinton Lawton
  • Quinton Lawton '19
  • Major: Meteorology
  • Minor: Oceanography
  • Research Focus: Climate, Tropical Cyclones, Atmospheric Modeling, Climate Change
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
Ashwathi Nair '19
  • Ashwathi Nair '19
  • Major: Biomedical Engineering
  • Research Focus: Healthcare Industry, Materials Science
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
Madison Parks '19
  • Madison Parks '19
  • Major: Psychology
  • Research Focus: Executive Function, Binge Drinking
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
Eliza Price '19
  • Eliza Price '19
  • Major: Chemical Engineering
  • Minor: Materials Science and Engineering
  • Research Focus: Nanomaterials Functionalization and Processing
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
Devyn Rice
  • Devyn Rice '19
  • Major: Applied Mathematics
  • Research Focus: STEM Education
  • Years of Research Experience: 3
Karissa Yamaguchi
  • Karissa Yamaguchi '19
  • Major: Biochemistry, Genetics
  • Minor: Japanese
  • Research Focus: MicroRNA, Biochemistry
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
  • Advisor: Dr. Zhiye Wang, Dr. Xiuren Zhang
Everett Yang '20
  • Everett Yang '20
  • Major: Computer Science
  • Minor: Mathematics
  • Research Focus: Robotic Motion Planning
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
Andréa Darrh
  • Andréa Darrh '18
  • Major: Geophysics
  • Minor: Geology, Mathematics
  • Research Focus: Electromagnetic Geophysics, Controlled Source Electromagnetics, Upheaval Dome
  • Years of Research Experience: 3
  • Advisor: Dr. Mark Everett
  • Project(s): Modeling the CSEM response of Upheaval Dome
Kanika Gakhar
  • Kanika Gakhar '18
  • Major: Aerospace Engineering
  • Research Focus: Bio-Inspired Aerial Vehicles
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
  • Project(s): Experimental Analysis of the Aeromechanics and Efficiency of a Robotic Hummingbird; Experimental Studies towards Understanding the Aeromechanics of a Flexible Robotic Hummingbird Wing in Hover; Aerome
Gabrielle Lessen
  • Gabrielle Lessen '18
  • Major: Biochemistry
  • Research Focus: Telomeres, Arabidopsis, Proteins
  • Years of Research Experience: 3
  • Advisor: Dr. Dorothy Shippen
Sarah Mack
  • Sarah Mack '18
  • Major: Industrial Engineering
  • Minor: Applied Mathematics, Project Management
  • Research Focus: Human Factors and Cognitive Systems, HealthCare Organization and Delivery
  • Years of Research Experience: 1
Madison McIlvoy
  • Madison McIlvoy
Nicolas Moreno
  • Nicolas Moreno '18
  • Major: Genetics, Animal Science
  • Minor: Biochemistry, Plant Breeding
  • Research Focus: Genetic Engineering, Therapeutics, Food Production, Medical Models
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
Kelly Nieto
  • Kelly Nieto '18
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Minor: Mathematics, Materieals Science Engineering
  • Research Focus: Materials Science, Chemistry
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
Olivia Oliver
  • Olivia Oliver
Matthew "Brent" Price
  • Matthew "Brent" Price '18
  • Major: Biomedical Sciences
  • Minor: Neuroscience
  • Research Focus: Psychoneuroimmunology, Clinical Psychology, Pain and Stress
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
  • Advisor: Dr. Nancy Downing
Tommy Settlemyre
  • Tommy Settlemyre '18
  • Major: Physics, Mathematics
  • Research Focus: Mathematical Physics, Vacuum Energy, Quantum Field Theory, Casimir Effect
  • Years of Research Experience: 1.5
  • Advisor: Dr. Stephen Fulling
  • Project(s): S. W. Murray, C. M. Whisler, S. A. Fulling, Jef Wagner, H. B. Carter, David Lujan, F. D. Mera, and T. E. Settlemyre, Phys. Rev. D 93, 105010 (2016)
Gabrielle Sutton
  • Gabrielle Sutton '18
  • Major: Molecular and Cell Biology, Psychology
  • Minor: Neuroscience, Math
  • Research Focus: Epigenetics, Development
  • Years of Research Experience: 3
  • Advisor: Dr. Michael Golding
Rachel Thomas
  • Rachel Thomas '18
  • Major: Public Health
  • Research Focus: Phosphatase and tensin homolog, cancer, modifier genes, PTEN
  • Years of Research Experience: 2
  • Advisor: Dr. David Threadgill
Jennifer Tran
  • Jennifer Tran '18
  • Major: Biochemistry, Genetics
  • Minor: Biology, Classics
  • Research Focus: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Bacteria, Phage
  • Years of Research Experience: 3
  • Advisor: Dr. Ry Young
  • Project(s): MS2 lysis of Escherichia coli depends on host chaperone DnaJ
Brooke Versaw
  • Brooke Versaw '18
  • Major: Chemistry
  • Minor: Business Administration
  • Research Focus: Polymer Chemistry, Organic Synthesis
  • Years of Research Experience: 3
  • Advisor: Dr. Karen Wooley