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2021 Summer Scholars

This summer, 43 Scholars in a wide range of H&S majors are pursuing research and creative projects with guidance from dedicated faulty mentors.

Scholars with Independent Projects

Hailee Agosti ’22
English with Teaching Option
Mentor: Dan Breen
Images of Fire and Water in the American Novel

Amulya Ravitej Bachala ’23
English
Mentor: Chris Holmes
Magical Realism in World Literature: Solitude and Time

Julia Bertussi ’22
Art Education
Mentor: Dara Engler
Completeness in Art

Kaitlyn Dennehy ’22
Writing
Mentor: Joan Marcus
Someday My Princess Will Come: Locating the Queer Masc Woman's Place in YA Fantasy

Sinclair DuMont ’23
Acting major with a minor in writing
Mentor: Mat Fournier
Creator, Destroyer: A Nonfiction Creation Myth on Plague in West Hollywood

Matthew Gardener ’23
Writing
Mentor: Katie Marks
Hope in a Dark Space

Zoe Hadley ’22
Sociology
FGWB: Friend Groups with Benefits

Michaela Jonas- Francis ’22
Sociology major with a minor in Writing
Mentor: Katie Marks
Duel With the Darkness

Gabriel Levin ’22
Philosophy and Religion major with a minor in Politics
Mentor: Naeem Inayatullah
Reconciling Materialism and Idealism Through Buddhism

Julia Machlin ’21
English
Mentor: Jennifer Spitzer
Exploring The New Woman and the Forgotten Figures in her Shadow

Harleigh Myerovich ’22
Writing
Mentor: Jaime Warburton
Why Poetry? Poetry as Psychological Inquiry

Julien Sobel ’21
Politics
Mentor: Evgenia Illieva
Competing Views of Progress

Connor Watson ’23
Theatre Arts Management with a minor in Politics
Mentor: Chip Gagnon
The Effects of the Reagan Administration's Complacency Toward the AIDS Epidemic on National & International Attitudes Toward Gay Men in the 20th Century

Scholars with STEM Projects

Lindsey Albertelli ’21
Biochemistry
Mentor: Scott Ulrich

Sasha Audier-Johnson ’21
Biology
Mentor: Nandadevi Cortes

Alex Babcock ’21
Chemistry
Mentor: Becky Craig

Emmett Barry ’23
Computer Science
Mentor: Doug Turnbull

Kayla Barry ’23
Biology
Mentor: Dave Gondek

Brooke Bernhardt ’22
Biology
Mentor: Te-Wen Lo

Emma Bieck ’22
Computer Science
Mentor: Toby Dragon

Sean Blackford ’22
Computer Science
Mentor: Doug Turnbull

Jacob Cooney ’22
Physics (3-2)
Mentor: Eric Leibensberger

Lannis Dodge ’21
Environmental Science
Mentor: Christopher Sinton

Anthony DuCasse ’21
Biochemistry
Mentor: Dave Gondek

Amber Elliot ’21
Computer Science
Mentor: John Barr
CAPE: Computer Applications for Physics Education

Jake Espenscheid ’22
Environmental Science
Mentor: Susan Allen

Gwendolyn Gallagher ’22
Environmental Science
Mentor: Christopher Sinton

Joshua Graining ’21
Biology
Mentor: Ed Cluett

Muhtasim Hossain ’22
Physics
Mentor: Eric Leibensberger

Sainabou Jallow ’22
Biology
Mentor: Scott Ulrich

Ethan Jones ’21
Biology
Mentor: Nandadevi Cortes

Vivek Kumar ’23
Computer Science
Mentor: Toby Dragon

Emily Leach ’24
Chemistry major with a minor in Physics
Mentor: Jerome Fung

Oscar Lopez ’22
Physics
Mentor: Jerome Fung

Jacob Lord ’21
Physics
Mentor: Ed Cluett

Ted Mburu ’23
Physics (3-2)
Mentor: Colleen Countryman

Andrew McGee ’23
Physics
Mentor: Luke Keller

Ian O’Neill ’21
Biology
Mentor: Dave Gondek

Paige Ramkissoon ’22
Biochemistry
Mentor: Dave Gondek

Nat Risheg ’21
Chemistry
Mentor: Becky Craig

Elizabeth Ryan ’22
Biochemistry
Mentor: Scott Ulrich

Joshua Schmidt ’21
Physics
Mentor: Matthew C. Sullivan

Antara Sen ’23
Physics
Mentor: Beth Ellen Clark

Theo Summerville ’21
Environmental Science
Mentor: Christopher Sinton

Greta Unetich ’23
Biology
Mentor: Nandadevi Cortes

Jamie Woodworth ’22
Physics
Mentor: Matthew C. Sullivan