About the Authors
Volume 13 | March 2017
Agnieszka Pastwa ’18 is a sophomore and is majoring in Neuroscience major. She is a member of Eukaryon. She likes to volunteer at the AntiCruelty Society. She is interested in many things but is very passionate about Neuroscience and she plans on attending graduate school for Neuroscience.
Logan Graham ’17 is majoring in Neuroscience. She is Co-President of Nu Rho Psi, Copy-Edit Chair of Eukaryon, served as Co-President of Synapse, and service chair for Nu Rho Psi. She is also a member of Omnicron Delta Kappa. She enjoys working as a student ambassador for the Admissions Office and has served as a forester guide for New Student Orientation.
Chisomo Mwale ’19 is an International student from Zambia majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Chemistry. She serves on the Executive Boards for Synapse and UMOJA, and is the Associate Publications Chair from Eukaryon. She enjoys working as a Teacher’s Assistant for General Chemistry Labs, as well as working with Science and Healthcare advisor at the Career Advancement Center.
Brittany Schweiger ’17 from St. Louis, MO is a biology and environmental studies major. She is on the review board for Eukaryon, is involved with Tri Beta, and has been highly involved with Student Ambassadors and LEAP while at Lake Forest College. Her interests include ecology, climate change, and environmental policy. After college, she plans to spend a gap year abroad then attend law school.
Joshua Dan Spreng ’17 from Bern, Switzerland is a Physics and Mathematics major. He is the web manager of Eukaryon, treasurer and web manager of the LFC Photography Club and a member of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) at LFC. After college, Joshua plans pursue a career in Biomedical Engineering.
Sam Gascoigne ’20 from Deerfield, Illinois is a neuroscience and chemistry double major and a music minor. His interests include neurodegenerative diseases, genetic analysis, and jazz. Sam plans to attend graduate school after college.
Danielle Sychowski ’19 from Prospect Heights, Illinois is a neuroscience and English double-major. She is the President of Life Goes On, a member of the Brain Awareness Week Board for Synapse, and is on the softball team. After working in the D-Lab over the summer of 2016, Danielle hopes to continue with research in neuroscience, focusing on neurodegeneration and brain injury.
Samuel Curry ’19 is a native of Chicago, Illinois pursuing a neuroscience major with minors in chemistry and psychology. He is on the peer-review board for Eukaryon, the executive board for Active Minds, and is a member of the Lake Forest College Concert Choir. Sam plans to attend medical school after college.
Brett J. Palmero
Brett Palmero is a Nueroscience Major form Cary, IL. He is involved with Nu Rho Psi and United Asia on Campus. He plans to pursue a career in medicine.
Lily Coyl is from Pensacola Florida and is a freshman at Lake Forest College. She is currently undecided but is interested in majoring in studio art and communication. She has worked in graphic and jewelry design for the past three years which has helped encourage her to pursue a career in art.
Nicholas Italia ’18 from Lombard, Illinois is a Biology major and Neuroscience minor. I am a member of the Lake Forest College football team. I am an active member of fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) on campus. My academic interests in include Physiology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Sports Medicine, & Psychology. I plan to attend Medical School after college.
Cade Brittain ’19 from Honolulu, Hawaii is a Pre-Med student majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Chemistry. He is the Secretary of the medical fraternity Phi Delta Epsilon, a Math/Chemistry/Biology tutor in the QRC, and a member of the Groner Foundation. His aspirations are to attend medical school and to be a future physician in Hawaii to aid the local community because of the increasing demand for physicians there.
Elisabeth Bacon ’19 from Saint Louis, Missouri is a biology and neuroscience double major. She is a member of both TriBeta and Nu Rho Psi at Lake Forest College.
Paul Jones ’16 from Ottawa, Illinois is a neuroscience major and chemistry minor. He is involved in Lake Forest Cross Country, Nu Rho Psi Honors Fraternity, the Delta Chi Fraternity and Synapse at Lake Forest. He plans to attend graduate school for Neuroscience or Pharmacology after graduation.
Pegah Nabili is a third year neuroscience student at Lake Forest, but she also has an interest in philosophy. She is currently working on her undergraduate thesis in Dr. Alexander Shingleton’s laboratory and hopes to continue pursuing her studies at a graduate level focused on developmental mechanisms of the brain.
Alexandra Roman is a 2016 alumn. She was a Neuroscience and Biology double major with a minor in Chemistry. Michelle Dume Michelle Dume ’18 is majoring in Biology. She is a member of Eukaryon, Phi Delta Epsilon, Beta Beta Beta, Alpha Phi Omega, and served as the commuter representative for Student Government. She enjoys being a forester guide for New Student Orientation and plans to pursue a graduate degree as a Physician Assistant
Ariane Balaram ’20 is a biology and neuroscience major from Ahmedabad, India. She is a member of Synapse, and when she isn’t doing anything science-related, she enjoys running on the college’s cross-country team.
Krista Meuli ’18 from Switzerland is a neuroscience major and economics minor. She is Vice President of Synapse, a member of Phi Delta Epsilon, and has worked in Dr. Wentworth’s psychophysiology lab since her freshman year. Through her involvement in the foreign language department and volunteering, she has also pursued her interests in German and Spanish language and culture. Krista plans to attend medical school after college.
Amanda Gibbs is a 2016 alumn. She was a Neuroscience and Environmental Studies double major. She served as president of Circkle K and a member of Women’s Lacrosse team and Nu Rho Psi.
Rosemary Thomas ’18 is a pre-med student with a neuroscience and biology double major and a chemistry minor. She is involved with Eukaryon and Synapse. During the summer of 2015, she conducted research in Dr. Shubhik DebBurman’s lab at Lake Forest College studying the protein α-synuclein. Rosemary intends to pursue her interests in medicine.
Ana McCracken ’17 from Chicago, Illinois is majoring in neuroscience and minoring in chemistry and philosophy.
Pooja Acharya ’17 is a Neuroscience major and African American Studies minor from Vernon Hills, IL. She is involved in Synapse and Eukaryon.
Anna Sandler ’20 is interested in neuroscience, chemistry and Spanish. She is in Synapse and has helped raising funds for Alzheimer’s disease and K6 outreach. She is also a member of Eukaryon. With her interests in biology, neuroscience, and chemistry, she plans to pursue a career in pharmacology.
Ashley Garver ’16 from Traverse City, Michigan was an Environmental Studies major with minors in English and Education. She is currently enrolled as a graduate student in English Literature at the University of Nevada. Her research focuses on ecocritical readings of the American novel with an emphasis on immigration literature.
Lauren Giurini ’20 is an undecided major but plans to study mathematics, chemistry, or neuroscience. She runs for the Lake Forest College cross country team and is an active member in the band. Sara Tallen Sara Tallen ’20 from Chicago, Illinois is a first- year student and is currently following the pre- health track at Lake Forest College. She is interested in learning about chemistry, biology, and forensic science. Sara is currently planning on attending medical school after college.
Emily Ong ’17 from Lincolnwood, IL is a neuroscience major. She is on the Review board for Eukaryon, she tutors Psychology, and serves as co-president of Nu Rho Psi. She is currently finishing her thesis on alpha-Synuclein at Dr. DebBurman’s laboratory. Additionally, she is involved in Future Health Professions and she serves as the co-captain of the cheerleading team. Emily plans to attend medical school after her undergraduate years and specialize in either pediatrics or psychiatry.
Emma Kuhr ’20 from Madison, Wisconsin, is interested in majoring in neuroscience and biology. She is part of the Lake Forest Equestrian Team, and is considering pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.
Michael Herriges ’16 is a recent graduate from Lake Villa, Illinois. He graduated with a double major in chemistry and biology, and is a proud alumni of Lambda Chi Alpha. Michael is currently attending St. George’s, University of London Medical School with plans to become a pediatric or trauma surgeon.
Sara Tallen ’20 from Chicago, Illinois is a first- year student and is currently following the pre- health track at Lake Forest College. She is interested in learning about chemistry, biology, and forensic science. Sara is currently planning on attending medical school after college.
Samantha Miller ’17 is president of Lake Forest Chapter of SAACS, the student affiliates of the American Chemical Society. She also a student ambassador and tutor at the Writing Center. After graduating this spring with a major in Chemistry and minor in Social Justice, she will pursue a PhD in Chemistry at the graduate level.
Abdullah Basith ’17 from Gurnee, Illinois is a Neuroscience and Economics Major. He is the President of Muslim Student Association and the Business Manager of Eukaryon.
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