MEET OUR 2022 RISE SCHOLARS

Opetunde Akeju

New Jersey City University

Biological Sciences

RISE/INSPIRE

Flynn Anderson

SUNY Binghamton

Biomedical Engineering

Advanced Materials

Angela Appiah-Kubi

Kean University

Biotechnology

Cellular Biology REU

Kadiatou Bah

CUNY Medgar Evers College

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry

RISE/INSPIRE

Rev Derek Baluyut

Northern Michigan University

Chemistry

RISE/Waksman

Sophia Bizink

Kean University

Biotechnology

Advanced Materials

Julie Bondy

Trinity University

Biological Sciences

Advanced Materials

Victoria Brown

Kenyon College

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

RISE/Waksman

Victoria Casimir

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

Chemistry

Esther Colon

University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

Anthropology

Elvin Cordero

University of Puerto Rico Humacao

Physics

Advanced Materials

Amanda Derrell

Bard College

Psychology

Kaitlyn Fang

Cornell University

Entomology

SURF/RISE

Michaela Greenlee

New York University

Public Health

SURF/RISE

Juan Gutierrez

University of Califorina (Santa Barbara)

Chemical Engineering

Cellular Biology REU

Alexander Hidalgo

William Paterson University

Biochemistry

RISE/INSPIRE

Jackson Kaszas

University of Connecticut

Materials Science and Engineering

Advanced Materials

Jacob Knight

Ramapo College New Jersey

Biochemistry

Shea Kreinbrink

Trine University

Biomedical Engineering

Cellular Biology REU

Sarina Lau

Simmons University

Chemistry

Advanced Materials

Alejandra Medina Vázquez

University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

Chemical Engineering

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Benjamin Mendoza

California State University - Fullerton

Psychology

Chelsea Obade

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Mechanical Engineering

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Ebony Oenga

University At Albany-SUNY

Human Biology

Advanced Materials

Luis Remache

Rochester Institute of Technology

Environmental Science

Jesenia Rosa Miranda

Inter American University of Puerto Rico

Microbiology

Aarush Sood

Biomedical Engineering

RISE Associate

Jordania Urquizo-Aguilar

Rutgers University-Newark

Biological Sciences

RISE/PDB

Rachel Vladimirsky

Biomedical Engineering

RISE Associate

Hajer Ali

The College Of New Jersey

Biomedical Engineering

Cellular Biology REU

Sachely Antuna

The College Of New Jersey

Biomedical Engineering

Cellular Biology REU

Emely Arizaga-Molina

Farmingdale State University

Psychology

Sanaa Bakhet

New Jersey City University

Biological Sciences

RISE/INSPIRE

Daniela Bermeo Grajales

Kean University

Chemistry

SURF/RISE

Kylie Bond

Delaware State University

Forensic Biology

Kelsey Boyle

Bucknell University

Biomedical Engineering

Advanced Materials

Burton Carbino

Duquesne University

Biomedical Engineering

Cellular Biology REU

Emma Chavez

Hendrix College

Biochemistry

RISE/PDB

Faythe Cooper

Oberlin College

Biological Sciences

SURF/RISE

Isabela Cruz-Vespa

Bard College

Psychology

Jailen Doyle

Dillard University

Chemistry

Essence Gandy

Kean University

Biology - Environmental

Cinthia Guerrero

William Paterson University

Biotechnology

RISE/INSPIRE

Mark Hachicho

CUNY Brooklyn College

Nutritional Sciences

Nyla Howell

University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Geography

Hyeon Woo (Steven) Kim

Rutgers University New Brunswick

Mechanical Engineering

GET-UP

Zachary Kobs

Saint Marys University

Biological Sciences

SURF/RISE

August Krueger

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Biochemistry

Rosetta Commons

Janelle Lugo

University of Connecticut

Biomedical Engineering

Cellular Biology REU

Ruth Meletz

University of California Riverside

Environmental Sciences

Michael O'Donnell

Georgia Institute Technology

Materials Science and Engineering

Advanced Materials

Orlan Oconer

University of Texas (Austin)

Engineering

Advanced Materials

Grace Palahnuk

The College Of New Jersey

Biomedical Engineering (4-year)

Cellular Biology REU

Nicole Rodriguez Ortiz

Montclair State University

Biochemistry

RISE/Waksman

Kaleigh Smith

Hendrix College

Biological Sciences

Cellular Biology REU

Sarah Sywanycz

Rutgers University - SEBS

Biochemistry

Daphne Vega

San Diego State University

Psychology

Tien Vo

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Geography (Physical), Environmental Studies