Choose Development! Fellows

Choose Development! Fellows - 2024

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Raelyn Begay
(2024)

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Academic Mentor: James Nichols
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Thiago Borges
(2024)

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Academic Mentor: Teresa Lee
University of Massachusetts Lowell
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Bryan Crase
(2023-2024)

The Ohio State University
Academic Mentor: Rolf Stottmann
Lab Mentor (2024): Rebekah Rushforth
Lab Mentor  (2023): Katherine Inskeep
Nationwide Children's Hospital

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Karla Garcia
(2023-2024)

Nevada State College
Academic Mentor: Kelly Tseng
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Jacob Gray
(2024)

Michigan State University
Academic Mentor: Julia Ganz
Michigan State University

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Ginelle Lopez
(2024)

Cornell University
Academic Mentor: Leslie Babonis
Lab Mentor: Sarah Arnold
Cornell University

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Sofia Rebull
(2023-2024)

Miami University
Academic Mentor (2024): Nicholas Leigh
Lund University
Academic Mentor (2023): Katia Del Rio-Tsonis
Lab Mentor (2023):  Jared Tangeman
Miami University
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James Russette
(2023-2024)

Chief Dull Knife College
Academic Mentor: Christa Merzdorf
Lab Mentor: Rhoda Adjartey
Montana State University

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Allison Simmons
(2024)

East Carolina University
Academic Mentor: Elizabeth Ables
East Carolina University
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Miriam Villa-Loopez
(2024)

Idaho State University
Academic Mentor: Heather Ray
Idaho State University

Choose Development! Alumni

2013-2023

Fellow
Mentors
Chibuzo Anojulu (2013-2014)
Pennsylvania State University
Academic: Celeste Nelson, Princeton University
Lab: Victor Varner
Evan Brooks (2016-2017)
North Carolina State University
Academic: Nanette Nascone-Yoder, North Carolina State University
Lab (2016): Martha Alonzo-Johnsen
Lab (2017): Mike Dush
Jordan Burnett (2022-2023)
San Francisco State University
Academic: Laura (Kai) Burrus, San Francisco State University
Alexander Calderon (2014)
Case Western Reserve University
Academic: Diana Ramirez-Bergeron, Case Western Reserve University
Alexis Camacho-Avila (2017-2018)
California State University, Northridge
Academic: Crystal Rogers, California State University, Northridge
Lab: Lisa Sorrells Smith
Naiga Cottingham (2013-2014)
University of Pittsburgh
Academic: Judith Yanowitz, University of Pittsburgh
Lab: Mainpal Rana
Amaya Crichton (2022-2023)
University of Miami
Academic: Vivek Prakash, University of Miami
Lab: Bikram Shrestha
Dylan Faltine-Gonzalez (2013-2014)
University of Hawaii Manoa
Academic: Alexandra Joyner, Sloan-Kettering Institute
Lab: Alberto Rosello Diez
Fran Franceschini Lopez (2016)
University of Puerto Rico, Ponce
Academic: Jeremy Nance, New York University
Lab: Joshua Abrams
Marisa Garcia (2022-2023)
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
Academic: Deirdre Lyons, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
Lab: Stephanie Neal
Edgar Gutierrez (2013-2015)
University of California, Davis
Academic: Suzanne Mansour, University of Utah
Lab Mentor: Lisa Urness
Talia Hart (2015)
San Francisco State University
Academic: Carmen Domingo, San Francisco State University
Iliana Hernandez (2014-2016)
New Mexico State University
Academic: Graciela Unguez, New Mexico State University
Lab: Matthew Pinch
Lindsey Hernandez (2018)
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Academic: Melissa Rogers, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Jose Hernandez-Trejo (2020-2021)
University of Southern California
Academic: Gage Crump, University of Southern California
Lab: D’Juan Farmer
Hannah Herron (2022-2023)
 Austin College
Academic: Crystal Rogers, University of California, Davis
Lab: Heddy Menendez
Isabella Higgins (2021)
University of Massachusetts
Academic: Madelaine Bartlett, University of Massachusetts
Grace Jean (2018)
University of Miami
Academic: Mark Martindale, Whitney Marine Laboratory
David Lakomy (2013-2014)
Rice University
Academic: Daniel Wagner, Rice University
Lab: Bhavna Tandon
Jennifer Lidgard (2013)
Boise State University
Academic: Mary Dickinson, Baylor College of Medicine
Lab: Ross Anthony Poche
Davoneshia (Missy) Lollis (2019-2020)
Rice University
Academic: Daniel Wagner, Rice University
Tomas Lopes (2022-2023)
University of Connecticut
Academic: Rahul Kanadia, University of Connecticut
Lab: Saren Springer
Davys Lopez (2013)
University of Florida Gainesville
Academic: Jeremy Nance, New York University
Lab: Diana Klompstra
Talia Marc (2021, 2023)
Union College
Academic (2023): Loydie Jerome-Majewska, McGill University
Lab (2023): Hannah Gordon
Academic (2021): Marnie Halpern, Dartmouth College
Lab (2021): Cagney Coomer
Jesus Martinez-Gomez (2013-2015)
University of Washington
Academic (2013, 2015): Verónica Di Stilio, University of Washington
Lab: Kelsey Galimba
Academic (2014): E. Jane Albert Hubbard, New York University
Lab: Olga Pekar
Zachary Mayne (2021-2022)
Montana State University
Academic: Christa Merzdorf, Montana State University
 
Raquel Maynez (2017)
University of Utah
Academic: Michael Shapiro, University of Utah
Lab: Anna Vickrey
Deidre Mitchell (2022-2023)
University of Michigan
Academic: Delbert André Green II, University of Michigan
Lab: Meagan Simons
Matheo Morales (2017)
Arizona State University
Academic: Bruce Appel, University of Colorado, Denver
Katherine Norton (2021-2022)
New York University
Academic: E. Jane Hubbard, New York University
Lab: Julia Burnett
Amanda Neves (2018)
University of Calgary
Academic: Benedikt Hallgrimsson, University of Calgary
Lab: David Katz
Christopher Pineda (2013-2014)
San Francisco State University
Academic: Laura Burrus, San Francisco State University
Brittany Prioleau (2013)
Winthrop University
Academic: Heather Evans-Anderson, Winthrop University
Lab: Pooja Pardhanani
Caroline Pritchard (2016-2017)
Lehigh University
Academic: Alana O'Reilly, Fox Chase Cancer Center     
Lab: Dara Whalen
Diana Ramirez (2018-2019)
University of California, Berkeley
Academic: Carmen Domingo, San Francisco State University
Lab: Julio Ramirez
Josean Reyes Rivera (2016, 2018)
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piédras
Academic: David Weisblat, University of California, Berkeley
Lab: Chris Winchell
Amber Rock (2017)
Bowdoin College
Mentor: Mark Martindale
Whitney Marine Laboratory
Victor Roman Rivera (2014-2015)
University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón
Academic (2014): Kate Lewis Syracuse University
Lab: Sam England
Academic (2015): Martine L. Behra, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
Lab: Luis Colon Cruz
Jose Segura Bermudez (2021-2022)
The Ohio State University
Academic: Aaron Goldman, The Ohio State University
Lab:
Julissa Suarez Navarro (2019)
University of California, Davis
Academic: Nadean Brown, University of California, Davis
Lab: Bernadett Bosze
Krissie Tellez (2013)
San Francisco State University
Academic: Carmen Domingo, San Francisco State University
Christian Torres (2021-2022)
Northeastern Illinois University
Academic: Ricardo Zayas, San Diego State University
Lab: Kelly Ross
Adriana Vélez (2018-2019)
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piédras
Academic (2019): Michael Georgieff, University of Minnesota
Lab: Phu Tran
Academic (2019): Mariana Wolfner, Cornell University
Jessa Westheimer (2019-2020)
Carnegie Mellon University
Academic: Rosa Uribe, Rice University
Lab: Joshua Moore
Christian Wilson (2017)
Reed College
Academic: Mariana Wolfner, Cornell University
Lauryn Worley (2019-2020)
Fayetteville State University
Academic (2020): Ann C. Morris, University of Kentucky
Academic (2019): Mariana Wolfner, Cornell University   
Lab: Qinan Hu
Jahmiyes Wright (2021-2022)
University of Arizona
Academic: Lisa Nagy, University of Arizona