Advising Services—Peer Advisers

Meet our Peer Advisers

Peer Advisors help students declare majors and make connections with faculty, review research opportunities, and explore study abroad and options for independent and interdisciplinary study.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Reuben MorrisonReuben Morrison

Reuben Morrison is a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Biomechanics. He clusters in film studies and enjoys traveling. During the fall of his junior year he studied abroad at the Universidad de Carlos III in Madrid, Spain for which he was awarded the Whitaker Undergraduate Scholarship. Reuben was previously a pole vaulter for the UR track team and member of the University of Rochester chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Reuben is also a research assistant in the Jonason Lab at the Center for Musculoskeletal Research and plans to pursue a graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering.

Email: rmorri13@u.rochester.edu 

Jennifer ParkJenny Park

Jenny Park is a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Cell and Tissue Engineering. Jenny is a Teaching Assistant for BME 201P and ME 123 and serves on the executive board of Golden Key International Honour Society. In the past, she has interned at a startup pharmaceutical company specializing in generic medicines in Nanjing, China. She recently presented her research findings at the Annual Clinical Meeting of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is currently working on a publication for the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is a clinical research assistant under the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for Dr. Emily Barrett, PhD and Dr. Loralei Thornburg, MD and aspires to become an obstetrician/gynecologist.

Email: jpark119@u.rochester.edu 

Nuley SeoNuley Seo

Nuley Seo is a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in cell and tissue. She is a research assistant in Dr. Proschel’s lab working with embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells, and participated in BioMed RAP program at Washington University in St. Louis. Nuley is on the executive board for Tau Beta Pi and BMES and is a community assistant for residential life. She is also teaching assistant for chemistry and biomedical engineering courses.  Nuley hopes to get MD/PhD.

Email: nseo@u.rochester.edu 

Stephen SloanStephen Sloan

Stephen Sloan is a senior biomedical engineering major with a minor in chemical engineering who enjoys sports and the outdoors when not working on problem sets. My academic interests include the natural sciences, engineering and economics, of which there are ample courses at the University of Rochester to dabble in. I am an assistant teacher for a sophomore level BME course, and get to help students in workshops with homework and course material. I have played on the club squash team since freshmen year, and have also been on many different intramural teams from basketball and football to dodgeball. Although my family is from Rochester and it doesn’t take long to drive back home, I feel like I am many hours away being completely submerged in the University of Rochester lifestyle. I joined the Delta Upsilon fraternity my sophomore year and have had amazing times making innumerable memories living in special interest housing with the brotherhood for the past couple years. I have participated in undergraduate research for two years in biomedical engineering labs, and would ultimately like to pursue a Ph.D in a biomedical field.

Email: ssloan2@u.rochester.edu  

BRAIN & COGNITIVE SCIENCES

Emily FuscoEmily Fusco

Emily Fusco is a senior majoring in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Psychology. She worked as a counselor at Ramapo for Children and was a study group leader for PSY 282. She studied abroad through Semester at Sea during summer 2014. After graduation, Emily plans to join the Teach for America corps in Dallas, Texas.

Email: efusco@u.rochester.edu 

Alexander HoeyAlexander Hoey

Alexander Hoey is a senior majoring in Brain and Cognitive Science, with a Brain and Behavior Track, and minoring in Social Psychology. Additionally, he is currently finishing the pre-med required course load. Outside of peer advising he is a building manager in Goergen Athletic Center and plays basketball for the school. During the summers he has worked as an emergency department technician at a local hospital and shadowed multiple types of surgeons in hopes of finding a particular field that he likes best. Upon graduation, he plans on taking a year off to pursue potential job opportunities while studying for the MCAT and eventually applying medical school.  Finally, Alex is currently in the process of applying for numerous post-graduate fellowships/scholarships that may also take the place of the year off. 

Email: ahoey@u.rochester.edu 

Laura McNamaraLaura McNamara

Laura McNamara is a senior majoring in Brain and Cognitive Sciences with a track in Neurobiology. Laura has been affiliated with the Newport Lab and their studies that investigate how children and adults acquire language. Her medical interests have allowed her to become involved in breast imaging research at the University of Rochester's Medical Center. She has also had the opportunity to study Neuroscience in Copenhagen, Denmark through the Danish Institute for Study Abroad. After graduating, Laura hopes to attend medical school and become a physician. 

Email: lmcnama4@u.rochester.edu 

Nami ShahNami Shah

Nami Shah is a senior pursuing a major in Brain and Cognitive Sciences (with a Neurobiology track) and a minor in Clinical Psychology. She has served as an Emergency Department Research Associate at Strong Memorial Hospital and currently works as a research assistant at the Nedergaard Lab at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition to research, Nami has been a teacher’s assistant for BIO 112, BIO 250, and BCS 111. She is also a managing editor for the University of Rochester’s Journal of Undergraduate Research and a staff member of the UofR’s GlobeMed chapter this year. Nami is a Rochester Early Medical Scholar (REMS) and hopes to attend medical school in the future.

Email: nshah10@u.rochester.edu 

BUSINESS

Nikole BlowersNikole Blowers 

Nikole Blowers is a senior majoring in Economics and Business Market Organization with a minor in Chinese. She worked at Fosun Group while studying aboard in Shanghai China and has also been a part of the Crew Team, Business Manager for the Hartnett Gallery and a Teaching Assistant. She intends to begin her career on Wall Street having interned the past two summers at JP Morgan in Securities and Sales & Trading respectively.

Email: nblowers@u.rochester.edu 

Nicholas MastrosimoneNick Mastrosimone

Nick Mastrosimone is a Rochester native and senior at the University of Rochester pursuing degrees in Business and Biochemistry. Previous internships have included working at a local biotechnology firm as well as the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office. Nick is a member of the Entrepreneur’s club, Finance and Economics Club, member of the rugby team, and is also a BMW enthusiast. After graduation, he aspires to enter into law school and is interested in Intellectual Property and real estate law. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to him!

Email: nmastros@u.rochester.edu 

Maria SalasMaria Salas

Maria Salas is a senior pursuing a double major in Business and International Relations. As an undergrad she has been part of the cheerleading team, UR potential as well as Students Helping Honduras, which Maria co-founded during her sophomore year.  Fall 2014 will be her second semester as a TA for Professor Rizzo’s ECO 108 class. She has worked as a Technical Assistant at the Med Center since freshmen year, as well as for a couple of government departments in her hometown in Mexico during her freshman and sophomore summers. In spring 2014, Maria was an intern at the office of a Member of the European Parliament in Brussels, and over the summer she will be interning with the Public Finance division at J.P. Morgan in NYC.

Email: msalas2@u.rochester.edu 

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Erik LaurinErik Laurin

Erik Laurin is a senior majoring in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Music.  He is the president of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers chapter and is a process controls and quality testing member of the UR Biodiesel group.  Erik studied abroad in Siena, Italy in the summer of 2014 through IES Abroad. Outside of academics, Erik plays the double bass in the university symphony orchestra and enjoys skiing and is a member of the Rochester Curling Club. He hopes to work in industry after graduation in the areas of food production or alternative energy.

Email: elaurin@u.rochester.edu 

Julia MorrisJulia Morris

Julia Morris is a senior majoring in Chemical Engineering. In the summer of 2013 she interned at Pfaudler, where she assisted project engineers with system documentation. During the summer of 2014, Julia was an instructor for the Pre-College Experience in Physics (PREP) program, which provides hands-on experience for young women interested in STEM fields. Julia is currently the Social Chair for Tau Beta Pi and the Vice President of AIChE. She also has been a Teaching Assistant for CHE 150, CHE 243, MTH 161, and MTH 162. In her spare time, Julia plays the bassoon in the U of R Wind Symphony. Julia plans to pursue a Master’s in Chemical Engineering and with the eventual goal of working toward a Ph.D.

Email: jmorr19@u.rochester.edu 

CHEMISTRY

Danielle BarnettDana Barnett

Dana Barnett is a senior majoring in both chemistry and German (which are more related than you may think). Dana thoroughly enjoys all her classes at UR, but has to say that the physical chemistry and lab courses have a special place in my heart. She plans to pursue a career in forensics, but is keeping an open mind so as to not lose any opportunities. Dana has lived both on and off campus. She has been involved in multiple clubs, mainly the club tennis team. Dana is rather friendly and willing to answer any questions involving the chemistry or German departments or just UR in general. Lastly, she is also an IES Berlin Ambassador, so if you ever have questions about studying abroad (especially in Berlin), she is available to answer questions!

Email: dbarnet3@u.rochester.edu 

John DeCourceyJohn DeCourcey

John DeCourcey is a senior majoring in Chemistry with a minor in American Sign Language. John has research experience in the Fasan Lab investigating the synthesis of macrocyclic peptides. Also, he has worked for the Krauss Lab at Brandeis University studying the glycoprotein-120 complex on HIV. Outside of research, he has been a teaching assistant for Organic Chemistry I & II and is a teaching assistant for Inorganic Chemistry for Fall 2014. John is the Business Manager for the Undergraduate Chemistry Council and through this organization volunteers at weekly tutoring sessions. In the future he is interested in working for a pharmaceutical company.

Email: jdecourc@u.rochester.edu 

Johnson TruongJohnson Truong

Johnson Truong is a senior majoring in Chemistry.  Johnson has been working as a research assistant in the Frontier Lab in the Chemistry Department at the University of Rochester since the summer of his sophomore year.  He has studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland for a semester through the IES program.  Johnson is an active leader in the Undergraduate Chemistry Council and is a member of the UR Men’s Crew Team and Engineers for Sustainable World.  In the future, Johnson plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.  

Email: jtruong@u.rochester.edu 

Zhijie WuZhijie Wu

Zhijie Wu is a senior majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics. Zhijie transferred from San Diego to University of Rochester after his freshman year. In regard to his research experiences, he first worked on a miniature instrument to assess small particles in aerosol and is currently a research assistant in Rudi Fasan’s research group in the Department of Chemistry with a focus on the development of biomolecules to modulate biological interactions. Zhijie has previously attended Research Experience of Undergraduates (REU) program during the summer and has worked as a workshop leader for organic chemistry courses during the academic year. Upon graduation, Zhijie plans to pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry.

Email: zwu12@u.rochester.edu 

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Emy LinEmy Lin

Emy Lin is a junior double majoring in Computer Science and Linguistics. She has been a research assistant in the Human Computer Interaction research group since January 2014. During the summer of 2014, she interned with the HCI group, developed apps for Google Glass and conducted user studies to test the efficacy of her prototypes. In the summer of 2013, she was a research assistant at Trinity College and explored high performance and parallel computing with GPUs. During her sophomore year, she worked at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics to program simulations of data analysis systems for laser activities. Emy has been considering a few post-graduation plans, which include attending graduate school for Natural Language Processing and finding a job, perhaps at a start-up company in California, with computer science...the possibilities are endless!

Email: elin9@u.rochester.edu 

Lauren KeeAdam Scrivener

Adam Scrivener is a Junior majoring in both Computer Science and Mathematics, with clusters in Linguistics and Music Theory. His interests in computer science are algorithms and complexity theory (any kind of theory, really), and he intends to do algorithms research with Professor Stefankovic. Adam also did research in computational nanophysics with an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program. In addition, he is a member of the juggling club, and takes private piano lessons at the Eastman School of Music. Adam hopes to pursue either a Masters or PhD in computer science or mathematics.

Email: ascriven@u.rochester.edu  

 

ECONOMICS

Corinne CalabrettaCorinne Calabretta

Corinne Calabretta is a senior double majoring in Economics and International Relations with minors in Legal Studies and Spanish. She has worked as an intern with the United Nations of Rochester, an intake specialist at the NYS Division of Human Rights, a business office assistant in the Goergen Athletic Center, and as the business and legal adviser for OdysseyLife Inc. Corinne has traveled abroad to both Malawi and Costa Rica, researching the impact of development on a local village in Malawi and teaching ESL in Costa Rica. She has tutored in multiple Rochester city schools, volunteered teaching English to local refugees, served as a teaching assistant her sophomore year for ECO 108, and served as the head teaching assistant her junior year for the same course.

Email: ccalabr2@u.rochester.edu 

Lauren KeeLauren Kee

Lauren Kee is a senior majoring in Economics and has a minor in Health Policy. She has conducted research on the cost-effectiveness of multidisciplinary teams in health settings as well as the role of activity monitoring devices for surgical patients. Lauren traveled throughout Asia and Africa while studying on Semester at Sea and has completed internships in market research, sales, and international development. Lauren is a member of GlobeMed, Sigma Delta Tau Sorority, and Student Alumni Ambassadors. As a Rochester Early Business Scholar, she would like to earn an MBA in the future.

Email: lkee2@u.rochester.edu 

Shane SaxtonShane Saxton

Shane Saxton is a senior majoring in Economics and English Literature. In the past, he has served as a TA for Principles of Economics with Professor Rizzo. He is currently serving as a research assistant for Professor Greg Caetano. Shane intends to pursue graduate school after graduation, with interests in labor and development economics. He encourages any students interested in the Economics Department's Honors Program to contact him about the requirements and difficulties of the program.

Email: ssaxton@u.rochester.edu 

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Ivy AwuorIvy Awuor

Racquel (Ivy) Awuor is a senior majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a concentration in Networks, Communications and Signals. Ivy is currently a research assistant at the Parametric Imaging Research Lab group, and was a recipient of the American Heart Association Summer Undergraduate Fellowship for the summer 2014 period. In addition to research work, Ivy has served as a teaching assistant and a workshop leader; as well as a tutor with the University Tutoring Program. She is a member of UR IEEE and the Renaissance and Global Scholars groups on campus. In the future, Ivy hopes to obtain a PhD degree, and pursue a career in full time research.

Email: rawuor@u.rochester.edu 

Joshua MossJoshua Moss

Joshua Moss is a senior majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Joshua has been a research assistant at the Parametric Imaging Research Laboratory in the ECE department. In the future, he hopes to work in either microelectronics or computer hardware engineering.

Email: jmoss5@u.rochester.edu  

FILM & MEDIA STUDIES

Fred KernFred Kern 

Fred Kern is a senior enrolled in the Film and Media Studies program at the University of Rochester. Fred has produced eight short films, written 10 shorts, and completed one feature length screenplay; he is currently working on his second.  While studying at the University of Rochester, Fred founded the film analysis blog “Froedipus Rex” where he posts his essays on film as well as more informal thoughts on cinema; his most popular post is his essay on Fragrasso’s Troll 2.  Recently, Fred travelled to the Czech Republic to study screenwriting at FAMU (Film Academy Of Performing Arts) in Prague. He has spent the last semester writing under the tutelage of Czech screenwriter, Jan Fleischer. While in Prague he also co-wrote and was the assistant director for the short film, Car Trouble. When he returns to the US, he plans on completing his tenure at the University of Rochester then attending graduate school.

Email: fkern@u.rochester.edu 

Catherine SbegliaCatherine Sbeglia

Catherine Sbeglia is a senior double majoring in Film & Media Studies and English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. Catherine interned at Frame:Runner, a post production company in New York City, whose biggest clients include The Metropolitan Opera, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report. This past semester, she studied at The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. She is also a Writing Fellow and is on the LOGOS and the Undergraduate English Council executive boards. She hopes to pursue a career in film production, particularly in screenwriting.

Email: csbeglia@u.rochester.edu 

Brynn WilkinsBrynn Wilkins

Brynn Wilkins is a KEY Fifth Year Scholar majoring in Film and Media Studies. For her fifth year project she will be creating a media production club on campus. In the future she hopes to pursue a career in film or television production. Some of Brynn's career highlights so far have been working as a Production Assistant in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie by Columbia Pictures, as well as interning in the production studio of the advertising agency Dixon Schwabl. She has won 1st and 2nd place in the 2014 and 2013 Gollin Film Festivals at the University of Rochester.

Email: bwilkin5@u.rochester.edu

Beth Winchester Beth Winchester

Beth Winchester is a senior majoring in the Media Production track of Film and Media Studies. She’s enjoyed holding leadership positions for on campus groups the Inter-Class Living Community and UR Concerts. She additionally takes part in the RCCL group LEAP and is on the “Internet air” on UR’s the Sting.  Last fall she held an internship with the popular blog The Final Image. She recently completed a semester abroad in the city of Prague, where she was lucky enough to write and direct a short film while taking classes at Prague’s film school FAMU. In the future she hopes to get involved in the independent film and television industries.

Email: ewinches@u.rochester.edu 

LINGUISTICS

Octavia RhimOctavia Rhim

Octavia Rhim is a senior majoring in Linguistics and double minoring in Dance and Organizational Psychology. Octavia was a Teaching Assistant for LIN 110: Introduction to Linguistics in Fall 2013 semester. In summer of 2013, she studied abroad in Arezzo, Italy as part of an Italian language program. Octavia has worked as a research assistant in the Linguistics Department in the summer 2014. She is a supervisor at Carlson Library, and the Senior Advisor of the Indulgence Dance Team. In the future, Octavia hopes to pursue a graduate degree in either Linguistics or Psychology.

Email: orhim@u.rochester.edu 

MATHEMATICS

Cooper TongCooper Tong

Tianyu (Cooper) Tong is a senior majoring in Mathematics, Philosophy and Economics. He has interned in a commercial bank and a British law firm. Tianyu played flute in Wind Symphony and took lessons at Eastman School of music. He has elected to Phi Beta Kappa in the junior year. As a math major, he has been the workshop leader for MTH171H, MTH172H, the teaching assistant for MTH201, and the grader for MTH200W. In Fall 2014, he will be the workshop leader of PHI110: Introductory Logic for Professor Brett Sherman. In the future he hopes to attend a law school and pursue Corporate Law.

Email: ttong3@u.rochester.edu 

Elizabeth WinkelmanElizabeth Winkelman

Elizabeth Winkelman is a senior majoring in mathematics and physics.  Elizabeth has done research pertaining to mechanical linkages at Indiana University. She is the Vice President of the Society of Undergraduate Math Students and is a Teaching Assistant for the Math department. In the future she plans to go to graduate school to pursue a PhD in mathematics. 

Email: ewinkelm@u.rochester.edu  

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Alexander GrauAlexander Grau

Alex Grau is a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering as well as a minor in business.  Alex has interned the past two years at an insurance company called CNA where he learned how to assess the risks associated with machinery as well as how to act as a risk consultant for clients.  In addition, he has been a teaching assistant for the past two years for an intro engineering class.  In the future, he plans to go into the insurance industry as a risk consultant applying his knowledge of engineering to business as well as get a masters degree in business. 

Email: agrau2@u.rochester.edu  

Koji MutoKoji Muto

Koji Muto is a senior double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Business. He was a teaching assistant for solid mechanics, and did research in opto-mechanics and materials science under Professor Ellis and Professor Lambropoulos, respectively. He is the President of Tau Beta Pi, co-founder of the Japanese Students’ Association, and on the ASME e-board. Koji is most interested in fluid power, and has pursued this by joining UR Biodiesel, accepting a summer internship as a project engineer at Goulds Pumps ITT, and winning the 2014 Kelly Future Engineers Scholarship with an essay on hydrokinetic energy. He plans on entering work in this field after graduation. 

Email: kmuto2@u.rochester.edu 

Huyn ThanhThanh Huynh

Thanh Huynh is a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Business. Thanh interned for General Motors where she focused on manufacturing and automotive engineering. She was an undergraduate research assistant, engineering tour guide, and technical program assistant. Currently, Thanh is the President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the GEAR program (Graduate Engineering at the University of Rochester). She is also a member of Chi Omega and Women’s Club Soccer. She is interested in pursuing a career in the engineering industry and is considering attending graduate school for engineering management studies.

Email: thuynh4@u.rochester.edu  

OPTICS

Nick CirucciNick Cirucci 

Nick Cirucci is a senior majoring in Optical Engineering.  During his last three summers, he has had internships at Microsoft, Raytheon, and Optimax.  He was the Past President of the Optical Society of America (OSA).  He is also a member of the Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi (TBP) and is on their Tutoring Committee.  He currently works in the Center for Freeform Optics with Dr. Jannick Rolland.  Additionally, he is very involved with the Catholic Newman Community on campus, and enjoys swimming, running, playing soccer, racquetball, and Frisbee.

Email: ncirucci@u.rochester.edu 

James MaslekJames Maslek 

James Maslek is a senior double majoring in Optical Engineering and Physics.  He has spent summers working at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics and at the university as a Xerox fellow.   Outside the classroom, James plays ice hockey for the university and is a diehard fan of the NY Yankees. James's research interests are in nano and quantum optics, and he hopes to continue on to a PhD in quantum optics.  

Email: jmaslek@u.rochester.edu 

PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY
Nicholas Cothard
Nicholas Cothard 

Nicholas Cothard is a senior majoring in Physics and minoring in Mathematics. Nicholas is currently involved in plasma physics research through Princeton University and particle physics at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. In the past, he has explored aeronomy (atmospheric spectroscopy) at SRI International and has taken an independent study in solar radio astronomy. In addition, he is the President of the Society of Physics Students, a member of Sigma Pi Sigma, and is a Teaching Assistant for the Physics and Astronomy department. In the future, he plans to pursue his Ph.D. in Physics, be heavily involved in research, and eventually become a professor.

Email: ncothard@u.rochester.edu 

Sara Frederick
Sara Frederick

Sara Frederick is a senior Physics and Astronomy major. She participated in an REU program at Hope College in Michigan/NASA Goddard in Maryland, and the LIGO SURF program at Caltech. She is president of the Astronomy Club, and Outreach secretary and tutor for the Society of Physics Students. She is a member of Sigma Pi Sigma and a Teaching Intern for introductory self-paced physics courses. Sara plans to pursue a PhD in Astrophysics and eventually become a professor.

Email: sfreder4@u.rochester.edu 

Christina Loniewski
Christina Loniewski

Christina Loniewski is a physics major and mathematics minor at the University of Rochester. She has worked as a teaching assistant for introductory physics courses and as an instructor for the Pre-College Experience in Physics. Currently, she does research in a Cooling and Trapping group and serves as the outreach coordinator for the Society of Physics Students. In addition to physics, Christina studies Polish language and culture.  She went abroad in Krakow the summer after her freshman year and continued coursework in Polish language and history on the U of R campus. It is her goal to enroll in physics graduate school and visit Poland within the next few years.

Email: cloniews@u.rochester.edu 

Pooja Suresh
Pooja Suresh

Pooja Suresh is a senior with a major in Physics and a minor in math. My research interest lies at the interface of Physics and Biology. She is currently involved with research in protein dynamics, in the Department of Biophysics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Pooja has also done research in molecular crystal structure predictions, at Washington University in St. Louis. She is a member of the Society of Physics Students and the Physics tutoring program. Pooja is also currently a Teaching Assistant in the Physics Department. In the future, She plans to attend graduate school and earn a PhD in Physics, in order to become professor.

Email: psuresh2@u.rochester.edu 

PSYCHOLOGY

Clint CantwellClint Cantwell

Clint Cantwell is a senior majoring in Psychology and American Sign Language. Clint has done research in various labs including the Risk Behavior Development Lab, working with a PhD candidate on her LGB Coming Out Experiences themed dissertation, and in the Intrinsic Motivation Lab that is connected to the Self-Determination Theory Lab. He is currently a Teaching Assistant for PSY 181 and was a Teaching Assistant for PSY 101. Clint will be spending this year working on his Honors Thesis related to Self-Determination Theory, psychological control, and friendship quality. Aside from academics, Clint is the President of ASL Club, the Fundraising Coordinator for Active Minds, is an Office Assistant in the ASL Program Office, as well as Health Promotion Office, and works as a Study Group Leader through CETL. He has also served as President of Psi Chi (the Psychology Honors Society) in the past. After this year Clint hopes to pursue a PhD program related to Psychology or Social Welfare.

Email: ccantwel@u.rochester.edu 

Hayley HarnicherHayley Harnicher

Hayley Harnicher is a senior majoring in Psychology, with minors in Mathematics and Business. She has been a Research Assistant in the Self-Determination Theory lab and was a Teaching Assistant for Intro to Psychology. In addition to being on the executive boards for both the Psychology Undergraduate Council and Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, she is also the co-president of UR Active Minds. Apart from the UR chapter, she has interned at the Active Minds national office and currently serves on their Student Advisory Committee.

Email: hharnich@u.rochester.edu 

John WilsonJohn Wilson

John Wilson is a senior majoring in Psychology (B.A.) and Biological Sciences: Molecular Genetics (B.S.). He is interested in psychopathology, especially developmental and behavioral disorders, and medically-based treatments that improve the lives of patients with comorbid psychiatric and physical illnesses. John is a clinical researcher working under Dr. Diane Morse, M.D. in the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. While partaking in independent study, he published an article with colleagues in an academic journal and presented his research at several conferences at the University, the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Lexington, Kentucky. Additionally, John is a research assistant in the Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory, directed by Dr. Loisa Bennetto, Ph.D., and is assisting graduate students in the department with their masters theses. During the summer of 2014, John was awarded a Discover Grant to create a salaried position within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) to further his research involving substance use, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, and physical and mental healthcare utilization. Additionally, John was previously a teaching assistant for PSY 101. Outside of research and teaching experiences, John is a Resident Advisor on the Residential Quad, the Vice President of Membership of Psi Chi, and a volunteer in the Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at URMC. In the future, John plans to attend medical school where he intends to specialize in psychiatry.

Email: john.wilson@rochester.edu 

PUBLIC HEALTH-RELATED PROGRAMS: HEALTH, BEHAVIOR, & SOCIETY

Brianna IsaacsonBrianna Isaacson

Brianna Isaacson is a senior majoring in Health, Behavior, and Society. She spent a year doing health services research in the Halterman asthma lab at the medical center, and she currently works for the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies. Brianna is a former Co-President and the current Community Service Chair for UR College Feminists. In addition to being a peer adviser, next year she will be an ambassador for UR Segway, which involves leading freshmen hall programs about sexual assault awareness and prevention. Brianna spent summer 2014 in Amsterdam studying Dutch social policy through CIEE and will be participating in the PH397W Community Engagement Internship in the fall. Brianna plans to pursue a Masters in Public Health and hopes that her future career will focus on women’s health, specifically in reproductive rights and family planning.

Email: bisaacs2@u.rochester.edu 

Rosalee WashingtonRosalee Washington

Rosalee Washington is a senior majoring in Health, Behavior, and Society. In the past I’ve interned at Planned Parenthood Federation of America evaluating client consent forms and making their pamphlets health literate. I am currently a research assistant at the Women’s Health Clinic and a part of Xclusive step team. I also have an interest in counseling and working with low-income inner city youth to help get them into college and become future leaders. Post-college I plan to participate in a fellowship with the goal of increasing my knowledge about health disparities, access to healthcare, and community engagement. I then plan to pursue a dual Master’s degree in public health and social work in hopes of improving areas where public health concerns are due to the perceived impact of identifiable social problems.

Email: rwashin4@u.rochester.edu