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Supplemental Instruction (SI) Staff 2017-2018

SI Mentors

Josh B.

John B.
Major:
Medical Sciences
Year: Senior

John Bonamer is a second year SI leader for Dr. Lieberman's organic chemistry and a first year SI mentor for the SI program. He enjoys keeping active through weight training and soccer. He also enjoys exploring local eateries of whichever city he's in.

 

Monika P

Monika P.
Major:
Physics
Year: Senior

Monika is a senior majoring in Physics and Astrophysics. This is her third year in the SI program and her second as an SI mentor. She is a member of the UC's Swimming Varsity Team and works on research with Dr. Sitko in the Physics Department.

Paige R.

Paige R.
Major: 
Health Sciences
Year: Junior

Paige is a a third year health sciences major. It is her second year as an SI Leader for Anatomy & Physiology with Dr. Nodzak and her first year as an SI Mentor. In the future, she plans on earing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. In her free time, she likes to exercise and bake!

Karleigh S

Karleigh S.
Major: 
Biology
Year: Junior

Karleigh is a third year Biology student pursuing a minor in Chemistry. This is her second year as an SI Leader and her first as an SI Mentor. She will conduct sessions for Organic Chemistry. Beyond her commitment to the SI program, Karleigh is the President for the UC Women’s Club Lacrosse team, is involved with the Pre-Vet Society, and is part of the University Honors program. She hopes to attend veterinary school after graduation next year. In the meantime, she is looking forward to a fantastic Junior Year!

Olivia S

Olivia S.
Major: 
Middle Childhood Education
Year: Junior

Olivia is a third year Middle Childhood Education major, specializing in Mathematics and Natural Science. This is her second year being an SI for general chemistry and her first year being a mentor. During her free time, Olivia is involved in the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative Mentorship program; she loves to cook, read, and talk about her dog.

Joice T.

Joice T.
Major: 
Neuroscience
Year: Junior

This is Joice's second year as a SI leader and her first year as a SI mentor. In herfree time she likes to go on long drives and binge watch t.v shows.

Virag V.

Virág V.
Major: 
Archaeology & Antropology & German Studies & Biological Studies
Year: Senior

Virág a 4th year student at UC, and this is her 3rd year as an SI Leader. She loves studying the past, and enjoy spending her free time reading.

SI Leaders

Korash A.

Korash A.
Major: 
Astrophysics & Mathematics
Year: Sophomore

This year, Korash will be a SI for General Physics 1 (meta 2178) with Dr. Alexandru Marie's. He will also be a Teaching Assistant for College Physics 1 (2178) for Lora Sheppard. Korash is involved in Circle K International, a national community service organization where he is in the executive council for Membership Recruitment. Another club he is involved in is McMicken Arts and Sciences College Ambassadors, a program geared towards assisting students in their transition and application process to UC. Korash hopes to one day do theoretical research towards a Grand Unified Theory. Currently, Korash is researching with Dr. Michael L. Sitko on Analyzing Disk Structure surrounding Young Stars.
 

Kate B.

Kate B.
Major: 
Animal Biology
Year: Senior

Kate is a fourth year Animal Biology major and Chemistry minor. This is her second year as an SI Leader and she is very excited to help students with Anatomy and Physiology. She enjoys exercising, crocheting, meditating, and being with friends. Kate loves to help animals and people alike so she intends to fulfill her lifelong dream of being a veterinarian one day.

Ammar B.

Ammar B.
Major: 
Physics & Astrophysics
Year: Junior

Ammar is a third physics/astrophysics major. This will be his second year as an SI for Physics 2001. He is also the Peer Leader for the freshmen physics students, and the treasurer for the Society of Physics Students. He also works in research with Dr. Sitko, where they study interplanetary dust disks around young stellar objects. 

Remington B.

Remington B.
Major: 
Biochemistry
Year: Sophomore

Remington Beardsley is a second year biochemistry pre-med student. When he's not in class, he loves to travel and catch up on lost sleep. He looks forward to helping all of you gain a greater understanding in general chemistry.

Josh B.

Josh B.
Major: 
Geology & Biology
Year: Senior

Josh is a fourth year double major in geology and biology and is also pursuing a certificate in Japanese language and culture. This is his first year as an SI Leader, though last year he worked at the LAC as an LA. He is also President of UC Alliance and is very passionate about his organization. In his free time he really likes to read, hang out with friends, play video games, work out, look at cats, sing, and play the ukulele.  

Kavya B.

Kavya B.
Major: 
Medical Sciences
Year: Sophomore

Kavya is a second year Medical Sciences major and Psychology minor. During her free time, she enjoys painting or reading a good book. After graduation, she hopes to go to Medical School and become a psychiatrist in the future.  

Adam B

Adam B.
Major: 
Pre-Med
Year: Senior

Adam is a 5th year transfer student from Cincinnati State Community College where he earned an associates degree in Bioscience Technology, and is currently majoring in Biomedical biology / Pre-Med with a minor in Spanish and Chemistry. This will be his second year as an SI leader for genetics, one of his favorite subjects in biology. Adam plans on attending Medical school after graduation where he intends to specialize in infectious diseases / epidemiology. His dream job is to work at the Center for Disease Control as an epidemiologist by becoming an officer in the Corps of U.S. Public Health Services. Adam spends his free time with friends, reading books, or running / biking / swimming.

 

Grace B

Grace B.
Major: 
Chemistry
Year: Junior

Grace Buckey is a third year chemistry major and a first-year Organic Chemistry SI leader. In her free time, Grace can be found traveling, painting rocks, and listening to folk music.

 

Jessie C.

Jessie C.
Major: 
Health Sciences
Year: Senior

Jessie is a senior studying Health Sciences. This is her second semester as an SI Leader for Physics I. After graduation, she plans on attending graduate school for Physical Therapy. Jessie is a CAHS Ambassador, as well as involved with Greek Life and CHAARG. In her free time she enjoys watching Netflix and finding new Pinterest recipes to make.

 

Alec D.

Alec D.
Major: 
Medical Sciences
Year: Junior

Alec is a 3rd year Medical Sciences student and will be an SI for Organic Chemistry this year. He also works in a Biomedical Engineering lab and is involved in the organization Free the Slaves which spreads awareness and raises money for modern-day slavery in the US and abroad. Something interesting that he has done was a semester abroad in Melbourne, Australia last year!

 

Monica D.

Monica D.
Major: 
Psychology
Year: Sophomore

Monica loves to eat food. Her favorite foods are hamburgers, all red fruit, and Oreos. She loves going to hamburger places to try all of the amazing burgers Cincinnati has to offer. Also, she loves biology so much because studying evolution and cellular respiration is awesome and she can't wait to be an SI for the class! 

Christy D.

Christy D.
Major: 
Pre-Medi
Year: Junior

Christy is a junior on the premed track and this is her first year being a general chemistry SI leader. Christy has a degree in Musical Theatre from The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts and travelled the world with them as a volunteer teacher for two years. Christy is also a Peer Leader, an executive member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a Pre- Professional Advising Center Student Ambassador, and a dance teacher. Christy hopes to attend medical school after graduation and work in the wonderful field of pediatrics. In her free time she likes to read, binge watch The Office, and go on walks with her cat, Hugo. She is super excited to get to know you all! 

Umar D.

Umar D.
Major: 
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Year: --

 

Ifunanya E.

Ifunanya E.
Major: 
Biology
Year: Senior

Ifunanya is a senior majoring in Biological sciences. She was born and raised in Nigeria where she completed both elementary and high school education. She moved to the United States primarily for college and also to experience a new culture. Ifunanya works as a peer tutor for General Chemistry, Algebra based Physics and Organic Chemistry. She will be taking the role as a supplemental instructor for Biochemistry. Her hobbies include dancing and going out with friends. She plans to go to medical school after her undergraduate studies.

Amanuel H.

Amanuel H.
Major: 
Chemistry
Year: Junior

Amanuel Haile is a 3rd year Chemistry and Biological Sciences Major. This will be his first year as a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader. He enjoys all activities on campus, and the outdoors. His favorite place to eat is Chipotle and favorite show is "How I Met Your Mother". He plans to attend medical school and purse a career in pediatrics. 

Jordan H.

Jordan H.
Major: 
Chemistry
Year: Senior

Jordan is a senior pre-med/chemistry student and an SI for Dr. Lieberman's organic chemistry class. He enjoys reading, music, art, and fitness. Jordan works with photo-activated antimicrobial agents in Dr. Zhang's research group and plans on applying to a dual MD/PhD program next fall.

Jessica H.

Jessie H.
Major: 
Health Sciences
Year: Junior

Jessie is a third year student studying Health Sciences. After graduation, she intends to pursue a career as a physical therapist after earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. This is her first year in the SI Program as an SI Leader for Anatomy and Physiology. She enjoys running, spending time outside, and her cat, Mira.

Robert H.

Bobby H.
Major: 
Nursing
Year: Sophomore

Bobby is a second year student in the College of Nursing here at the University of Cincinnati. He has hopes of one day working as a Family Nurse Practitioner after hopefully returning to school after obtaining his undergraduate degree. This is his first year being employed at the LAC as a Supplemental Instructor.

 

Morgan H.

Morgan H.
Major: 
Biological Sciences
Year: Senior

Morgan is a fourth-year Biological Sciences major and Chemistry minor. She plans to attend medical school in the future. Along with being an SI leader, Morgan works at a pharmacy as a technician. Her favorite breed of dogs is German Shepherds. She even has one named Harley. One of Morgan’s favorite places to go is Chicago where she likes to water ski and tube on a lake. 

Raypreet K.

Raypreet K.
Major: 
Astrophysics
Year: Sophomore

Raypreet is a sophomore in physics. She is trying to double major in astrophysics and math. She is also a TA for general physics.

Mitchell K.

Mitchell K.
Major: 
Biology
Year: Senior

Mitchell is a 5th year biology student studying sensory biology. She currently works with monarch butterflies, trying to figure out how they sense gravity.

Alexandra L.

Allie L.
Major: 
Neurobiology
Year: Junior

Allie is a third year Neurobiology major and Psychology and Chemistry double minor. She works in a research lab at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and hopes to pursue a PhD after graduation.

Lily M.

Lily M.
Major: 
Nursing
Year: Sophomore

Lily is a second-year in the College of Nursing! This is her first year as a Supplemental Instructor, and she will be the SI for Chemistry 1020 with Dr. Vonderheide. Lily is a member of the Student Nurses' Association, a tutor for Boys Hope, Girls Hope, and participates in the Crossroad Health Center Volunteer Internship Program. In the latter two activities, she gets to work with children and teenagers in various settings, and would love to continue this in her career. Eventually, Lily hopes to graduate with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, and work on the floor for a few years before returning to graduate school to earn a Doctorate of Nursing Practice and become a Nurse Practitioner.

Thomas M.

Tommy M.
Major: 
Health Sciences
Year: Sophomore

Tommy is a second-year Health Sciences major here at UC. Along with serving as a Supplemental Instructor for Anatomy and Physiology, he is a Student Ambassador for the College of Allied Health Sciences, a provider for the Department of Developmental Disabilities, and a tutor in the Bearcat Buddies program.

Niki M.

Niki M.
Major: 
Biology
Year: Junior

Niki is a third year biology major and health education minor. This is her first year being an SI Leader and she is very excited to help students with Organic Chemistry. In her free time she enjoys running, reading, and watching movies. After graduation, she hopes to attend medical school.

Meredith M.

Meredith M.
Major: 
Health Sciences
Year: Junior

Meredith is a senior Health Sciences major/Medical Sciences minor. She is from Kentucky and enjoys exercising (running, cycling, CrossFit, rock climbing, and soccer). This is her first year as an SI Leader.

Rachel O.

Rachel O.
Major: 
Biology
Year: Senior

Rachel is a fourth year biology major and a first year SI leader. She enjoys reading, playing tennis, and eating excessive amounts of chocolate! She plans to go to medical school at the University of Cincinnati in the fall.

Jumee P.

Jumee P.
Major: 
Biology
Year: Junior

Jumee is a junior majoring in biological science, and is an SI leader for general chemistry. She is originally from Tokyo, Japan, and spent most of her school years in South Korea and New Zealand before coming to the US. After graduation, Jumee plans to attend dental school, and hopes to specialize in pediatrics. She is currently the vice-president of Tooth Dental school at UC. In addition to her true passion for science, she likes to travel to make great memories, play the violin, and do vinyasa yoga to stay more positive and mindful.

 

Priya P.

Priya P.
Major: 
Biology
Year: Sophomore

Priya hopes to go to medical school after she receives her bachelor’s in biological sciences. She loves to spend her free time doing different arts and crafts projects with her sisters! This is her first semester as a SI Leader for freshmen biology, and she's super excited for it!

Monika P.

Monika P.
Major: 
Physics
Year: Senior

Monika is a senior majoring in Physics and Astrophysics. This is her third year in the SI program and her second as an SI mentor. She is a member of the UC's Swimming Varsity Team and works on research with Dr. Sitko in the Physics Department.

Cara P.

Cara P.
Major: 
Dietetics
Year: Sophomore

Cara Puccini and is a second year Dietetics student. She participates in the Student Dietetic Association, was a member of the Student Government Mentorship Program, is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and is a Cincinnatus scholar. In her free time, she enjoys going to athletic events on campus and going to group fitness classes at the Rec Center.

Isabella R.

Isabella R.
Major: 
Medical Sciences
Year: Junior

Isabella is a junior Medical Sciences major. This is her first year as an SI leader for Biomedical Lab Techniques. She hopes to attend medical school after graduation. Isabella is also involved in Mental Health Ambassadors, Greek life, and research at Cincinnati Children's.

Gianna R.

Gianna R.
Major: 
Neuroscience & Biology
Year: Senior

Nina is a fifth year student with a double major in Neuroscience and Biology with the intent of going to medical school upon graduation. This is her third year with the SI program. Nina is also a student researcher at the cardiovascular center at UC, and a part-time employee at the Apple Store. She loves video games, traveling, food, all of the nerdy book series, and most of all: cuddling with her dog, Rowdy, her cat, Scooter, and her new kitten, Smalls!

 

Tziporah S.

Dzhamal S.
Major: 
Biology
Year: Junior

Dzhamal is a second year junior on a pre-med track. He loves the subject of chemistry and organic chemistry.

Tziporah S.

Tziporah S.
Major: 
Biology
Year: Sophomore

Tziporah is a second year student at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Biology and minoring in Mathematical Sciences and Chemistry. She is currently conducting research in Dr. Theresa Culley’s research lab studying invasive pear trees. Tziporah is passionate about social equality, women’s rights, animal welfare, and environmental issues. 

Karleigh S.

Karleigh S.
Major: 
Biology
Year: Junior

Kareigh is a third year Biology student pursuing a minor in Chemistry. This is her second year as an SI Leader and her first as an SI Mentor. She will conduct sessions for Organic Chemistry. Beyond her cKarlommitment to the SI program, Karleigh is the President for the UC Women’s Club Lacrosse team, is involved with the Pre-Vet Society, and is part of the University Honors program. She hopes to attend veterinary school after graduation next year. In the meantime, she is looking forward to a fantastic Junior Year!

Owen T.

Owen T.
Major: 
Math & Physics
Year: Senior

Owen is a senior double-majoring in Mathematics and Physics. This is his second semester in the SI program. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games & guitar. Owen plans to attend graduate school in mathematics upon graduation.

 

Jessica V.

Jessica V.
Major: 
Biology
Year: Junior

Jessica is a third year student majoring in Biological Sciences and plans to pursue a PhD after her undergraduate degree. This is her second year being an Anatomy and Physiology SI for Dr. Nodzak. In Jessica's free time she likes to cook, knit, and read.