Connor Becker is a junior majoring in biology with a concentration in molecular cell physiology and a minor in chemistry. He plans to attend Physical Therapy school after graduating from Monmouth. Connor is active in Greek life as a member of Phi Kappa Psi. In his free time he enjoys watching sports, swimming, and spending time with friends. In the summer he works as a lifeguard and spends most of his time at the beach.
Taylor Campos is a senior pursing a major in Computer Science with a minor in Information Technology. Taylor serves as the treasurer of the Electrical and Electronic Engineers/Association of Computing Machinery club on campus. Taylor is also a proud member of Alpha Omicron Pi and has previously been a Resident Assistant on campus. Taylor interned with Princeton University during the summer of 2015. In her spare time, Taylor is usually either swimming, traveling, listening to music, or hanging out with her family or friends. Taylor is available for mentoring any day of the week with advance notice.
Amanda Nasta is a transfer student majoring in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology and is a senior. She plans on going to graduate school to pursue a career as a physician assistant. During the summer of 2015 she worked as an EMT and volunteered with the Arthritis Foundation. In her free time, she likes to work out and watch Grey's Anatomy. Amanda is available for mentoring by email or appointment during the week.
Jack Olszewski is a junior pursuing a major in software engineering. He is a member of the Honors School and an employee at the Student Help Desk located in Howard Hall. During his free time, he enjoys playing video games, hanging out with friends, and attending movie screenings at the Monmouth Cinema Club. He is also a member of the Monmouth chapter of IEEE/ACM and is looking forward to attending multiple hackathons in the future. Jack is available for mentoring through email or phone, or by appointment.
Aashna Patel is a junior majoring in Chemistry with a concentration in Advanced Chemistry. She is also minoring in Sociology. Aashna is a member of the Student Alumni Association, the I’m HOPE organization, and the Chemistry Club. She is an Honors School Peer Mentor and an associate member of the Tri Beta Biological Honor Society. She does research with Professor Mack. Outside of school, Aashna loves to dance, read, run, and spend time with friends and family. She hopes to enroll in a graduate program after Monmouth. Aashna is available for mentoring upon request.
Kalyna Reda is a sophomore pursuing a major in software engineering and a minor in mathematics. She is an active member of IEEE/ACM, the Outdoors Club, and the Snow Riders Club. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends, traveling, and running. She ran the Long Branch Half Marathon and plans to train for more races. She is also a volunteer for the Ukrainian-American Youth Association.
Alexis is a junior pursuing a major in chemistry with a concentration in advanced chemistry and a minor in information technology. She is an IT Lab Assistant, an Honors School Peer Mentor, and a Peer Tutor. She is also a member of the Chemistry Club and Phi Eta Sigma. She participated in Monmouth’s Summer Research Program in 2015 with Dr. Moehring and continued her work throughout the 2015-2016 academic year. In her spare time Alexis likes to spend time with friends and listen to music.
Nicole Sivetz is an Honors School sophomore pursuing a double major in Biology with a Concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology and in Chemistry. Currently, she is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Beta Beta, Colleges Against Cancer, the Outdoors Club, Next Generation Science, and the Chemistry Club. She is also a member of Dr. Hicks' laboratory, conducting research exploring gene therapy strategies against Glioblastoma Multiforme. Outside of class, Nicole loves to run, hike, do yoga, and eat good food! Nicole is available for mentoring upon request.
Kelsey Sparta is a junior pursuing a major in biology with a minor in statistics. She plans to attend veterinary school after graduating from Monmouth. Kelsey is a member of the Honors School, Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Beta Beta and the Pre-Vet club. In her free time, she enjoys participating in a variety of intramural sports, volunteering at local animal shelters, and spending time with family and friends.
Jennifer Urmston is a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy as well as a minor in Statistics. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, the first-year honor society, as well as Beta Beta Beta, the biological honor society. She is also involved with the Outdoors Club and the Environmental Club at Monmouth. Outside of school Jenn enjoys hiking, rock climbing, yoga, playing guitar, and painting. During the summer of 2015 she interned with the NJ Conserve Wildlife Foundation to protect endangered shorebirds along the coast of New Jersey. In the summer of 2016 she is working with the NJ Sea Grant Consortium at Sandy Hook as a Field Guide, where she does marine biology-related fieldwork with grade-school students. After graduation she hopes to pursue a career in ecotourism.