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Alicea thumbNatisha Alicea is a senior at the University of Minnesota, studying child psychology. She is most interested in studying parent-child relationships, including assessing the effectiveness of parenting programs, as well as working with community organizations and agencies to promote programs that support disenfranchised populations towards effective parenting. Read More


Jade Beauclair is a senior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, majoring in Youth Studies and minoring in Teaching English as a Second Language. Her research interests are in urban education and Education Policy, specifically in work regarding educational access including standardized testing. Read More


Chu ThumbJennie Chu is a senior at Carleton College, majoring in Geology. Her research interests include geochronology, particularly as applied to archaeology. Ms. Chu is also an Andrew W. Mellon Mays Fellow and is dedicated to eradicating racial disparities in academia. Read More


Lekie Dwanyen is a senior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, majoring in family social science. Her educational goals consist of obtaining a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, followed by her Ph.D. in the same discipline. Lekie is especially interested in the provision of counseling and therapy for children who are emotionally disadvantaged by family dysfunction such as divorce and abuse. Read More


Farah thumbNaima Farah is a senior at the University of Minnesota, majoring in family social science with minors in youth studies and Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP). Her interests include the accessibility of enrichment programs for underrepresented youth and educational counseling. Read More


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Song Her is a senior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, majoring in family social science. Her research interests are: closing the achievement gap, public policies, family
system, parent-child relationships, and racial disparities in academic performance. Read More


Holmes ThumbAlyssa M. Holmes is a junior at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, double majoring in equine and animal science with an emphasis in pre-veterinary medicine. Her research interests include equine reproduction, genetics and pedigree and their influence on coat color, conformation, performance, and congenital disease. Read More


Hussein ThumbKadir Hussein is a senior at the Univesity of Minnesota, Twin Cities, majoring in Chemistry. His research interests revolve around drug development, sustainability, and biotransformation. His research experience has inspired further investigation of nanotechnology and its environmental and health impact. Read More


Ishkov ThumbIvan Ishkov is a junior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, double majoring in physics and electrical engineering. His current research interests are in condensed matter as well as optics. Read More


Jimbo ThumbFanny Jimbo-Llapa is a senior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, majoring in individualized studies focusing in family social science, child psychology, and public health. Her research interests includes maternal and child health, and health promotion in the Latino community. Read More


Kebede ThumbYonatan Kebede is a senior biochemistry major at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. His research interests revolve around cell cycle, cancer biology and protein Biochemistry. Read More


Ma ThumbAnna Ma is a senior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities majoring in child psychology with a focus on Occupational Therapy. Her research interests are related to developmental disorders of children and adults. Read More


Moore ThumbCoriandre D. Moore is a senior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, majoring in psychology. His research interests are the effects personality development and lifestyle change on wellbeing. Read More


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Phitsavath Nantharath is a senior attending the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is a double major in business marketing education and human resource development; she is also a double minor in business management and public health. Her research interests revolve around understanding determinants of dating violence and informing interventions to promote healthy relationships. Read More


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Andrew Nauertz is a senior at the University of Saint Thomas - St. Paul majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. His research interests lie in viruses specifically human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and herpes simplex virus. Read More


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Tho Nguyen is a senior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a triple major in chemical engineering, chemistry and mathematics. His research interests include organosulfur chemistry and polymers. Read More


Odowa ThumbNima Odowa is a junior at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She is majoring in biology, society and environment with minors in Arabic and pharmacology. Read More


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Russel T. Peterson is a junior at Carleton College, majoring in history and concentrating in Latin American studies. His researchi nterests include the histories of human rights abuses in dictatorial regimes as it pertains to Latin American art, culture, and politics. Read More


Xiong ThumbKeng Xiong is a senior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, majoring in family social science with a minor in family violence prevention. His research interests revolve around parent child relationships in immigrant and refugee families. Read More


Yang ThumbMai Tong Yangis a senior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, majoring in child psychology with a minor in public health. She is currently the co-president of the Viivncaus – Hmong Women's Group at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on school readiness, executive functions, and academic success in Hmong children. Read More




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