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  • Connor Becker

    Connor Becker is a senior majoring in biology with a concentration in molecular cell physiology. He plans to attend pharmacy 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, Connor spends most of his time at the beach.



    Kathy Chen

    Kathy Chen is a sophomore pursuing a major in Chemistry with a Concentration in Biochemistry and hopes to enroll in medical school in the future. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Monmouth University's A Capella group the Sea Sharps and also serves as the club's treasurer, the Chemistry Club as its co-historian, and is the Honors School Association Vice President. In addition, Kathy also works as a Peer Mentor for the Honors School and participates in research with Dr. Moehring. She likes to sing, listen to music, and spend time with friends and family.



    Mia Collucci

    Mia Collucci is a junior majoring in biology with a concentration in molecular cell physiology. She is an Honors School Peer Mentor, as well as a member of both the Beta Beta Beta and Phi Eta Sigma Honors Societies. She is involved in Greek Life as an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha. She will be a student instructor in Microbiology this fall semester and will also be tutoring in that subject. After graduating from MU, Mia plans to further her education in graduate school to pursue a career in medicine. In her free time she stays active and also shadows a pediatric cardiologist.



    Mehdi Husaini

    Mehdi Husaini is a sophomore biology major with a concentration in molecular cell physiology and plans to attend medical school after Monmouth. He is the Chief Justice of Monmouth's Student Government Association, Assistant News Editor for The Outlook, a student researcher, member of the debate team, and president of the Honors School Association. In his free time, Mehdi likes to draw and spend time with family and friends.



    Bradie Keelen

    Bradie Keelen is a sophomore majoring in biology and also pursuing a minor in IT. After graduating from Monmouth, Bradie hopes to complete her Physician Assistant training and become a PA. Bradie is a member of the Monmouth University Women's Swimming team and also participates in a few other sports outside of school. In addition to her work as a student athlete, she works as an intern at a local hospital.



    Brianna Licciardello

    Brianna Licciardello is a junior majoring in Computer Science with a concentration in Applied Computing and minoring in English. Brianna is the Vice President of Major and Special Events for the Student Activities Board. In her sophomore year, she was the Novelties Chair for the organization. She is also a proud member of Phi Eta Sigma. In the summer of 2017, Brianna interned for Bank of America as a Summer Analyst in their Technology Analyst Program. In her free time, Brianna enjoys volunteering for the Salvation Army, working out, and spending time with her friends and family.



    Amanda Nasta

    (Peer Coordinator)

    Amanda Nasta, a transfer student, is now a senior, majoring in Biology with a concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology. 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.



    Aashna Patel

    Aashna Patel is a senior 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

    Kalyna Reda is a junior 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 volunteering for the Ukrainian-American Youth Association. In the summer of 2017, Kalyna interned with Prudential as part of the Application and System Development team.



    Alexis Scorzelli

    Alexis is a senior pursuing a major in chemistry with a concentration in advanced chemistry and a minor in information technology. Alexis is a returning School of Science Peer Mentor and is also serving as a Peer Tutor, president of the Chemistry Club and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. She also has experience as an IT Lab Assistant, Science of Cooking Lab Assistant, and as an Honors School Peer Mentor and Peer Tutor. She participated in Monmouth’s Summer Research Program in 2015 with Dr. Moehring and continued her work throughout academic year, and has also participated in two summer REU programs. In her spare time Alexis likes to spend time with friends and listen to music.



    Nicole Sivetz

    Nicole Sivetz is a junior pursuing a double major in Biology with a Concentration in Molecular Cell Physiology and Chemistry. Currently, she is a Supplemental Instructor for BY110, member of Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Beta Beta, Colleges Against Cancer, the Outdoors Club, Next-Generation Science, and the Chemistry Club. As a member of the Hicks laboratory, she plan to complete her honors thesis on RNA 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.



    Kaitlyn Smith

    Kaitlyn Smith is a sophomore majoring in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy. She is also an associate member of Tri Beta Biological Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma. Kaitlyn is treasurer of the Woman's Volleyball Club and is also a club member. Outside of school, Kaitlyn enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures. Kaitlyn participated in the Monmouth affiliated service trip to Guatemala in the spring of 2017, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy in summer 2017. In the future Kaitlyn would like to attend law school, in hopes of becoming an environmental lawyer.



    Kelsey Sparta

    (Peer Coordinator)

    Kelsey Sparta is a senior 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.



    Marta Telatin

    Marta Telatin is a junior majoring in Biology with a concentration in molecular cell physiology, with a minor in Italian. She is especially interested in the field of neuroscience. Marta is a member of both the Beta Beta Beta and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies and also tutors both biology and chemistry at Monmouth. Marta was part of the student research team that won the 2017 Student Research Conference Dean's Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Fluent in Italian, Marta loves to travel.



    Charlie Vasas

    Charlie Vasas is a sophomore majoring in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy (MEBP). After graduation, Charlie plans on attending graduate school to study sharks. At Monmouth, Charlie is a member of the Snow Riders Club, Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, Catholic Campus Ministry, and participates in intramural basketball. In addition, Charlie enjoys playing sports and video games, and loves to ski and fish.