CURCI Fellows & Research Assistants

Welcome Aboard - Summer 2022 - CURCI Research Assistants!

Summer 2022 CURCI Research Assistants

The Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (CURCI) aims to support the scholarly and creative works of our undergraduates.  Academic year or summer support comes in the form of fellowships or assistantships arising from a mixture of benefaction, internal funding, and federal work-study positions.  For information or applications, see myGU.

Summer - CURCI Research Assistants

  • Jacob Battaglia, Class of 2023, Psychology Major, faculty mentor: Prof. Romanowich, “Sharing Different Types of Personal Information”
  • Logan Breidenbach, Class of 2023, Communication Studies Major, faculty mentor: Prof. Callahan, “Cutting In and Trying Out: A Religious History of the 19th Century Whaling Industry”
  • Ilona DeSzily, Class of 2023, Human Physiology Major, faculty mentor: Prof. Wutzke, "Longitudinal Assessment of Gait and Balance Function in People with Parkinson's disease."
  • Grace Dojan, Class of 2023, Civil Engineering & Applied Mathematics Majors, faculty mentor: Prof. Schultz, “Sustainable and Socially Conscious Building Enclosure Design”
  • Benjamin Gonzales, Class of 2024, Criminology & English Majors, faculty mentor: Prof. Maucione, “The Undoing of Roe: The Intertwining of Great Replacement Theory and Racist Stereotypes of Defunct Families of Color in Natalist America”
  • Avalyn Hine, Class of 2023, Philosophy Major, faculty mentor: Prof. Lassiter, “Connecting the Embodied Mind with Debates in Free Will, Ethics, and Technology”
  • Grace Luoma, Class of 2024, Civil Engineering Major, faculty mentor: Prof. Shimabuku, “Evaluating the environmental impact of waste-to-energy plant ash in concrete”
  • Ruth Nelson, Class of 2023, Political Science Major, faculty mentor: Prof. Rude, “Cone 6 Glaze Database”
 

Academic Year - CURCI Fellows & Research Assistants

  • Josephine Altman, Class of 2024, Criminology Major, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Esther Matthews
  • Carson Coffey, Class of 2024, Political Science Major, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Forrest Rodgers
  • Blake Fry, Class of 2022, Business Administration Major, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Jeffs
  • Veronica Hunstable, Class of 2025, Human Physiology Major, Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Sheveland
  • Samuel McLaughlin, Class of 2024, English Major, Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jeffrey Dodd
  • Paisley Saris, Class of 2023, Psychology Major, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Noralis Rodriguez-Coss
  • Maria Scott, Class of 2025, Psychology Major, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melissa Click
  • Evangeline Wilder, Class of 2023, English Major, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Goldstein
  • Ariana Wilson, Class of 2023, Criminology Major, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Forrest Rodgers
  • Preston Yee, Class of 2023, Psychology Major, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shyam Sriram
 
  • Meghan Brown, Class of 2024, Psychology Major, (faculty supervisor: Dr. Casey Schmitt)
  • Blake Fry, Class of 2022, Business Administration Major, (faculty supervisor: Dr. Kathleen Jeffs)
  • Christa Langdon, Class of 2023, Criminology Major, (faculty supervisor: Dr. Melissa Click)
  • Kylie Paquette, Class of 2021, Psychology Major, (faculty supervisor: Dr. Melissa Click)
  • Harleen Randhawa, Class of 2024, Biology Major, (faculty supervisor: Dr. Ann Ostendorf)
  • Isabelle Robinson, Class of 2021, Criminology Major, (faculty supervisor: Dr. Kathleen Jeffs)
  • Rhian Thomas, Class of 2021, Biology Major (faculty supervisor: Dr. Raven Maragh-Lloyd)
  • Samuel McLaughlin, Class of 2024, English Major (faculty supervisor: Professor Jeffrey Dodd)
  • SP van Niekerk, Class of 2021, English Major (faculty supervisor: Professor Jeffrey Dodd)
  • Maren Beauchamp, Class of 2021, Communication Studies Major (faculty supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Marquis)
 
  • Joan-Marie Aoanan, Class of 2021, Math & Computer Science Majors & Caroline Sonnen, Class of 2021, Computer Science & Computational Thinking Majors, (faculty mentor: Dr. Raven Maragh-Lloyd): Black Women and Community Care at GU
  • Holly Ebel, Class of 2020, Nursing Major, (faculty mentor: Dr. Jeff Dodd): The Use of Differentiated Service Delivery Models in HIV/AIDS Care for Sex Workers in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Amy Bruza, Class of 2020, English Major, (faculty mentor: Dr. Chase Bollig): College Health Hacks: A Rhetorical Approach to Student Wellness
  • Nathan Remcho, Class of 2021, Political Science, International Relations & Spanish Majors, (faculty mentor: Prof. Robert Beverlin): The Guatemalan Impact:
    Sociopolitical Impacts of Guatemalan Migration to the United States as a Result of the Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996)
  • Emily Klein, Class of 2020, English & International Studies Majors, (faculty mentor: Dr. Ann Ciasullo): Retroactive Representation or Revisionist History?
    The Emphasis of Postcolonial and Queer Identities in Films Inspired the Music of the ‘60s and ‘70s
  • Jake Paulin, Class of 2020, Psychology Major, (faculty mentor: Dr. Alexander Bies): Psychedelics Drugs in Medicine: Overcoming the Negative Stereotype Linked to Psychedelics In Order to Gain Social Acceptance and Treat Mental Illnesses
  •  Anna Gade, Class of 2021, Psychology Major, (faculty mentor: Dr. Paul Romanowich): Within-Subject Replication of Social Discounting Magnitude and Culture Effects
  • Christopher Combs, Class of 2021, History Major, (faculty mentor: Dr. Jessica Maucione): The Sexual Revolution: Queer Identity and the Shaping of Modern Cuba
  • Tiana Pereira, Class of 2021, Psychology & Criminal Justice Majors, (faculty mentor: Dr. Noralis Rodriguez-Coss): Documentation and digital archive of inaugural conference on Island Feminisms
 

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