Mentors

Mentor Name Major Hometown Bio
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Heba Boustany Computer Science
About Me

I am a sophomore majoring in Computer Science on the Pre-Med track. I am from Charleston, WV and graduated from George Washington High School. I am a STEMCats Undergraduate Instructional Assistant (UIA) and a Student Ambassador for the College of Engineering. I am an active member of the Muslim Student Association and Alpha Phi Omega- coed service fraternity. I love being a part of the UK community-- there are so many opportunities to get involved and feel right at home. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!

see blue!

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LaShay Byrd Biology Liberty, Ky
Biography

I am a senior from Liberty, Kentucky majoring in Biology with a minor in Appalachian Studies. I am the President of UK's chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the National Biological Honor Society, an ambassador for the I Am A Woman In STEM program, Secretary of the American Sign Language club, and I work in the Organic Chemistry teaching labs.

I have been a mentor with the STEMCats program for three years now. It has definitely been one of the most rewarding college experiences. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the program or what the program can do for you!

 

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Megan Coffinbargar

I am a junior majoring in health, society, and populations. I am from Bartlett, IL and graduated from Bartlett High School. I am a STEMCats peer mentor and the membership coordinator for the Red Shoe Crew. I plan to get my masters in health administration after I graduate from UK. I am proud to be a part of the Wildcat family because of all of the amazing opportunities offered and because of the great community I have built here. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the University of Kentucky.

Go Cats!

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Adan Deeb Biology
About Me

I am a sophomore from Bowling Green, KY with a major in Biology and a double minor in Chemistry and Environmental Studies. I am a mentor in the STEMCats program, and a member of Alpha Phi Omega (a national service fraternity) and I Am A Woman In STEM. I am also a part of on-campus research that looks at insect population genetics. I love being a part of UK, as there many amazing opportunities offered here.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have!

Go Cats!

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Lilly Do Chemistry Middlesboro, KY
About Me

I am a junior majoring in Bio-Chemistry. I'm from Middlesboro, KY and graduated as salutatorian from J. Frank White Academy in Harrogate, TN. I am an ambassador for the College of Arts & Sciences, STEMCats Undergraduate Instructor Assistant (UIA), K Crew Leader, and an amabassador for I Am A Woman In STEM (a new program here at UK). I am also a member of the Pre-Med Activities Council, Honors Society, and Phi Sigma Theta. I love being apart of the UK WildCat family, where there are so many amazing opportunites and resources offered.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the University of Kentucky!

Go Wildcats!

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Samantha Eversole Neuroscience Chavies, KY

I am a senior Neuroscience major through the A&S department at UK, I'm from Chavies, Kentucky and graduated co-valedictorian from Buckhorn School. This is my third year as a mentor with the STEMCats program.  Additionally, I am the Tutor Coordinator at Student Support Services. I also volunteer at UK Chandler Hospital.

I am a member of the Robinson Scholar Program and Student Support Services. I was a part of the First Generation Living Learning Program (LLP) and am still involved with First Gen Initiatives on campus. 

I love having found my "nest" here at UK and hope that you find yours as well! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

 

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Anusha Gollamudi
About Me

I am a sophomore majoring in Biology. I'm from Lexington, KY and graduated from Daviess County High School in Owensboro, KY. I am a STEMCats Undergraduate Instructor Assistant (UIA). I am a member of Phi Mu, Phi Delta Epsilon, Red Shoe Crew, and Global Brigades. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

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Kathleen Gossen Mathematics major, Chemistry and Biology Minor, STEMCats Mentor
About Me
I am a sophomore majoring in mathematics with a minor in chemistry and biology on the pre-medicine track. I am from Channahon, Illinois. I am a mentor for the living learning program, STEMCats and part of the honors fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi. I am also an undergraduate assistant in the math department as well as work in the Mathskellar. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!
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Elizabeth Grau Neuroscience
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Emma Higgins
I am a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Spanish with hopes to go onto medical school after undergrad. I love horses and have been riding and competing them since I was five years old. I am beginning research at the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center here at UK and I would consider research to be one of my favorite parts of being a student. 
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Breah Johnson Biochemistry
About me:

I was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. I am currently a senior majoring in biochemistry and will be starting pharmacy school in the fall. I have been a mentor for the STEMCats LLP for 3 years and enjoy helping freshman transition to college. 

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Katherine Johnson Biology & minor in Mathematics West Chester, OH

I am a sophmore, biology major on a pre-veterinary track with a minor in mathematics. I am from West Chester Ohio. I am also a peer mentor for the living learning program, STEMCats, and I am invloved with the pre-vet club, and also a campus ministry, RUF. I love being being a Wildcat and if you have any questions don't hesitate in contacting me!

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Nicole Mitchell Biology
I am a sophomore here at the University of Kentucky. I am academically interested in research, especially within the areas of genetics and neuroscience. At UK, I participate in Greek life and with Christian Student Fellowship. I enjoy hiking, traveling, playing the ukulele, and seeing live music.
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Urooj Nasim
About Me

I am a pre-med sophomore working on a dual degree in Biology and Political Science. My hometown is Louisville, Ky, where I graduated from duPont Manual High School. Here at UK, I am a peer mentor for STEMCats, a member of the co-ed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, a member of the pre-medical chapter of the medical fraternity Phi Delta Epsilon, and a part of Global Brigades. UK has been a wonderful experience for me, and I am happy to be contacted about anything I am involved in here.

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Taylor Nelson Chemical Engineering , Chemistry
About Me

I am a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. I am originally from Lansing, MI, but I have lived in Lexington, KY for the past three years. I am a peer mentor for the STEMCats program, and I am involved in CHEMCats, NSBE (National Society for Black Engineers), BSU (Black Student Union), and the Red Shoe Crew here at the University of Kentucky. I hope you enjoy being a part of our family at UK! There are many organizations that suit all interests where you can get to know your fellow UK students and instructors.

Please feel free to email me at the address listed if you have any questions. Go Big Blue!

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Stephanie Pappas

I'm a junior at UK studying biology and spanish from Orland Park, IL. I'm apart of the swim and water polo club team, the pre-med club and a UIA for StemCats! 

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Sarah Jane Robbins Public Health
About Me
I am a sophomore Public Health major. I am from Nicholasville, Kentucky and graduated from West Jessamine High School. I am a STEMCats peer mentor and I am an undergraduate researcher in the Department of Biology, with a research focus in human reproductive behaviors. I am also a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity and a member of the University of Kentucky Polo Team. I enjoy being a member of the University of Kentucky and all the experiences that it has given me. 
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Maria Shamai

I am a sophomore majoring in Biology and Chemistry and I'm minoring in Psychology.

 

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Riley B. Shumard Somerset, KY
About Me
I am a sophomore biology major and business minor from Somerset, Kentucky. I am a STEMCats Undergraduate Instructional Assistant (UIA) and I have been a part of STEMCats since my freshman year! I love the great potential for growth and connections that the STEMCats program offers to its students. Beyond STEMCats I am a part of Phi Delta Epsilon (co-ed medical fraternity), University of Kentucky PEPP, and the University of Kentucky Cheer Program. UK is great place to live, work, and lean, and for that I am so thankful to be a Wildcat!
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Madison Von Deylen Biology
About Me

I am a Junior majoring Biology and minoring in Chemistry and Gender and Women's Studies. I am from Louisville, KY and graduated valedictorian from Ballard High School. I am a STEMCats Undergraduate Instructor Assistant (UIA), K Crew Leader, and UK 101 Instructor. I am also a member of Alpha Phi Omega, IAmAWomenInSTEM, and Phi Sigma Phi. I couldn't imagine choosing anywhere other than the University of Kentucky as my home away from home.

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