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Supplemental Instruction Leaders 2014-2015

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Nick Ingram

Nick Ingram is a senior Biology major. This is his third year as an SI Leader and first year as an SI Mentor. He enjoys helping students succeed.

Charles McCombs

Charles McCombs is a senior Health Sciences major. This is his third year as an SI Leader and his first year as an SI Mentor. He is the captain of the UC Men's Gymnastics club and an avid runner. After graduation, he intends to become a pediatric doctor.

 Katie Rudnik

Katie Rudnik is a senior Nursing major. This is her third year in the SI program. She has been an SI Leader for Anatomy and Physiology in the past, and is now an SI Mentor. She is part of the Nursing co-op program at UC Medical Center. She also traveled to Ecuador this past summer with the College of Nursing.

 Cody VanLinge

Cody VanLinge is a junior Health Sciences major with a pre-med distinction. This is his second year as an SI leader for General Chemistry and his first year as an SI Mentor. He enjoys practicing proper nutrition and fitness as well as taking part in all kinds of sports. He is a proud Bearcat and Theta Chi member.

Stephanie Shoop

Stephanie Shoop is a senior Biology major minoring in Medical Sciences. This is her second year as an SI Leader for Anatomy and Physiology and first year as an SI Mentor. Aside from the SI program, she is a research assistant at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, ambassador for the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, teaching assistant for Human/Comparative Anatomy, assistant coach for Girls on the Run, and nanny. In her free time, she enjoys running and playing outside.

2014-2015 SI Leader Staff

Adam Magier

Adam Magier is a junior studying Health Sciences on the pre-medical track. He is from Framingham, Massachusetts, near Boston. Aside from being an SI Leader for the GOB Chemistry course, Adam will be actively involved on campus as ROAR Tour Guides president. Throughout his time at UC, Adam has been a member in the Honors Program and his fraternity, and has done Autism Spectrum Disorder research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Adrianne Cornette

Adrianne Cornette is a junior majoring in Psychology and Chemistry and intending to go to medical school. This is her second year working for the LAC as an SI Leader. Last year, she worked with the freshman Biology course, and now she is an SI Leader for Genetics and Cell Biology.

Anna Hoffmeister

Anna Hoffmeister is a sophomore studying Health Sciences. She hopes to be a physical therapist for children. This is her first year as an SI Leader in Chemistry, and she is involved with the Health Sciences Club and H2O church on campus.

Amanda Harris

Amanda Harris is a senior studying Nursing and Spanish. This is her second year as an SI Leader for Anatomy and Physiology. She loves talking about the human body and all things related to health. She loves to run, read, and travel to exotic places where she can practice Spanish and eat Latin food.

Anthony Spuzzillo

Anthony Spuzzillo is a junior studying Physics. This is his first year as an SI leader for General Physics.

Angela Galli

Angela Galli is a senior studying Spanish and Biochemistry. This year is her second as an SI Leader in General Chemistry. She plans to attend medical school next year.

Ashley Bosse

Ashley Bosse is a senior Chemistry major and SI Leader for Biochemistry. In her spare time, she loves to watch football, play sports, read a good book, and spend time with friends.

Caleb Winner

Caleb Winner is a junior majoring in Neuroscience and Biology. This is his second year as an SI Leader. He enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and exploring. He hopes to attend medical school after graduation.

Aron Bercz

Aron Bercz is a sophomore studying Biochemistry. This is his first year as an SI Leader in General Chemistry II. Aron grew up in Cincinnati, graduating from Turpin High School. He is the Vice President of the UC Club Tennis team, and he is an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Litosh's research group. Aron hopes to pursue graduate school, believing it is important to be a lifelong learner.

Bader Kiwan

Bader Kiwan is a sophomore at UC majoring in Biology and Neurobiology and minoring in Chemistry and Medical Studies. He has traveled to eight countries and plans to put his experience to good use by attending medical school and becoming a doctor.

Colin Martin

Colin Martin is a junior studying neuropsychology. He is an SI Leader for Neuroscience, and Pokémon is his most favorite thing ever.

Brian Henderson

Brian Henderson is a senior in the Physics and Mathematics programs. He is returning to his second year as an SI Leader and serves as a TA for the freshman Physics majors. He also researches in UC's Physics Department. Brian plans to attend graduate school for Condensed Matter Physics or Medical Physics.

Colleen Sokoloski

Colleen Sokoloski is a junior from Youngstown, Ohio, majoring in Dietetics. This is her first year as an SI Leader. Outside of class, she is the treasurer of the UC Skydiving Club and is working on a Class A license.

Duyen Nguyen

Duyen Nguyen is a sophomore in Pre-pharmacy. Her study in the US is a big challenge for her and her family, so she wants to make the most out of her college experience. Her life motto is, "Do your absolute best, and have a good time!"

Hai Dong

Hai Dong is an international student from Vietnam studying as a junior in Chemistry. Hai is the president of the Photography Club and a member of the UC Honors Program. He is an SI Leader for Organic Chemistry this year.

Dnyanesh Kulkarni

Dnyanesh Kulkarni is a sophomore studying Physics and Math who wants to be a theoretical physicist. He is a member of the University Honors Program and works as an Honors Ambassador. When not working on physics or math, he likes to learn new things, read, play violin, listen to music (primarily Indian classical music), cook, or take long walks.

Gabe Ibañez

Gabe Ibañez is a junior majoring in Biology. He comes to the LAC as an SI Leader for Chemistry from the UC Clermont campus, where he led Biology SI sessions for two years.

Hailey Wetta

Hailey Wetta is a junior Biology major serving in her first year as an SI Leader. She works in a cancer research laboratory, volunteers at Mercy Health, and enjoys cooking and reading. Hailey plans to go to medical school after graduation.

Emma Fox

Emma Fox is a sophomore Neuropsychology major with a minor in Spanish and certificate in International Human Rights. This is her first year as an SI Leader for freshman Biology. Her other involvements on campus include the University Honors Program as a student ambassador, Neurosociety, NAMI, and WILL.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown is a senior in both the Maths and Physics programs. When he is not leading SI sessions for the freshman- and sophomore-level physics courses, he enjoys hiking, working in one of the physics labs, and attending Society of Physics student meetings. He plans to apply for a graduate physics program this fall.

Morgan Landrith

Morgan Landrith is a junior majoring in Health Sciences with a pre-medicine track. She is from West Chester, Ohio. Besides being an SI Leader, Morgan is a peer tutor, Bearcat Buddy, dance coach at Oak Hills, and member of the Colleges Against Cancer Committee.

Megan Wilson

Megan Wilson is a sophomore majoring in Biology. She is an SI Leader for Biology 1082, and plans to attend medical school after graduating.

Jacob Fischer

Jacob Fischer is a sophomore in the Biology program with a pre-med track. He volunteers at University Hospital in the E.R. and is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. He has recently participated in Relay for Life, Cincinnati Dance Marathon, and the Cincinnati Pride Parade.

Logan Borgelt

Logan Borgelt is a German Studies major minoring in Medical Sciences. He plants to attend medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, anything that has to do with sports, and hanging out with friends.

Miranda Wood

Miranda Wood is a junior studying Neurobiology. This is her second year as an SI Leader. She currently volunteers in a lab studying chronic variable stress and hopes to continue on to graduate school. She enjoys spending time with her family and cats.

Joe Najdovski

Joseph Najdovski is a junior in Allied Health Sciences pursuing a career as a PT. This is his second year as an SI leader for Anatomy and Physiology. He is a die-hard sports fan, and loves the Bearcats and Cleveland sports. He is also a seeker of the Deathly Hallows.

Molly Leavitt

Molly Leavitt is a junior Neurobiology major from Orlando, Florida. She is in the Connections Dual Admissions Program and plans on getting her MBA before attending medical school. Molly is involved in several UC organizations, including the Honors Program, ROAR Tour Guides, a social sorority, and several other clubs. Molly is excited to begin her second semester as an SI Leader.

Travis Craft

Travis Craft graduated from the Biomedical Engineering program at UC and started the MBA program at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business this past summer. His genetic bilateral hearing loss and cochlear implant steered him to apply to medical school. Since the cochlear implant changed his life forever, he chose not to render the benefits to those who have made the positive impact on his life, but instead "pay it forward" to others.

Rob Flannigan

Rob Flannigan is a senior Health Sciences major applying to the master's program for prosthetics and orthotics. He is excited to be an SI Leader to help students learn the study techniques that he learned from Dr. Mosley and Dr. Kinkle, which have helped him tremendously. Some of his favorite spots at UC are the Armory Fieldhouse and Drunken Bento.

Shahana Prakash

Shahana Prakash is a junior studying Biology. She is currently serving as an SI Leader for the Nursing Chemistry 1020 course. On campus, she is also involved in GlobeMed and Turner Ambassadors. In her free time, she enjoys staying fit, playing violin, and reading.

Shawya Abri

Shawya Abri is a junior Biology major who intends to go to medical school. He graduated from Strongsville High School in 2012, and his favorite class at UC is Organic Chemistry.

Taylor Bocka

Taylor Bocka is a senior Biology major and first-time SI Leader. He plans to continue his studies in Biology and eventually become a professor. He also has interests in playing music and editing videos.

Molly Perkins

Molly Perkins earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics, and is currently a post-baccalaureate student pursuing her prerequisites for medical school. This is her first year as an SI leader for Organic Chemistry.

Taylor Grooms

Taylor Grooms is a junior Neuropsychology major. She is an SI Leader in Biology. On campus, she is an active member of Lutheran Campus Ministries at The Edge House. When she graduates, Taylor plans to pursue a career in education policy and reform.