Sharing my enthusiasm for science and setting examples for the next generation of scientists are core principles of my research program. I have participated in a wide variety of STEM public engagement initiatives, especially with K-12 students in our local communities and overseas.
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I also believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is critical to tackling scientific challenges. So far, I have mentored 37 undergraduates from diverse backgrounds including 25 women, 14 people of color, 9 first-generation college students, 3 LGBTQ community, 2 veterans, and 1 community college transfer.
Cassidy Gavin, a student from Red Mountain highschool 2018.
ASU Undergrad research Assistants 2017-18: Alicia Flores, Jennifer Flores, Morgan Hermann
IU Undergrad research assistants 2016-17: Brandon Crowley & Samantha Couch
Haleigh Boulanger, summer volunteer ('19) working on the swim tunnel
Hafsa Omar, summer volunteer ('19), running optomotor assay
Brandon Crowley, IU senior, scoring heatmaps of zebrafish social behavior
Summer research team (2019): Alexander Huang, Melissa Lopez, Hafsa Omar, Haleigh Boulanger
Lyan Padilla-Velez, REU summer intern from University of Puerto Rico, working on the fluvial tank
Vincent Campiti, IU Biology senior, taking fish images to run geometric-morphometrics on wild zebrafish populations
IU undergrad research assistants 2014-2015: Mary Kate-Tully, Lisa Chawdhari & Vincent Campiti