Paula is a fourth-year biochemistry student. She currently works as a microbiologist off-campus and volunteers with a radiochemistry graduate student to gain more research experience. In her free time she enjoys working out, catching up on Netflix shows, and spending time with her dogs. Paula's main goal as President is to ensure each and every Scientista feels empowered and supported!
Caroline Cohen is heading into her fifth year as an Earth and Environmental Science major with a minor in Sustainability and Health. She is extremely excited to be Vice President this year, as she has been a member of our chapter for over four years! Caroline is an outdoorsy gal with a love for camping, hiking, kayaking, and snowboarding. She is also currently working in Mount Charleston with the Forest Service Recreation Crew.
Emily is double-majoring in math and physics. She plans to continue onto graduate school to receive her Ph.D. in astrophysics! She wants to then become a professor, work in academia, and lead her own research group. Fun fact: she’s obsessed with Star Trek!
Kari is a junior majoring in biology with a pre-preprofessional concentration. During her free time she loves to volunteer in local communities and cook meals! She is looking forward to all of the events that we are going to be hosting for Scientistas this year.
Kashmira Rodrigues is pursuing a degree in psychology and plans on attending medical school after graduating. She is particularly interested in the field of neuroscience and degenerative disorders as well as learning and memory. In her free time she loves to read historical fiction and fantasy books, play with her dog Charlie, and snowboard.
Hi Scientista! My name is Estefany Merino and I am a fourth year student majoring in Health Physics. Post graduation, my goal is to become a certified health physicist and begin a career at a national laboratory. I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. In my free time, I enjoy watching new shows, and creating new memories with friends and family. If you have any questions or fundraising ideas/opportunities please feel free to reach out to me. I hope to see you all at future events and meeti
Jeyan Lacson is a junior majoring in chemistry interested in becoming an environmental chemist. She recently transferred from CSN and is excited to be involved with Scientista. In her free time she does digital art commissions, graphic design and listening to Weezer.
Dr. Joanna Jezierska (Dr. J) is the Director of the UNLV Multicultural Program for STEM and Health Sciences. She has worked in the NSHE system for over 13 years and is committed to providing the best academic support experiences to our students. Her Multicultural Program has provided our organization with a wide range of student services including academic advising, tutoring, one-on-one counseling, workshops and assistance in finding jobs within the STEM and health sciences industries.
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