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Group Members

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Lauren Buckley, '25

degree: biochemistry

activities: WiSE (women in science and engineering) E-board, Holland Hospital volunteer, Biology Lab Technician, golfing

post-college goals: medical school


Benjamin (Ben) Jackson, '25

degrees: chemical engineering and chemistry with a minor in mathematics

activities: Golf Team, Intramurals Habitat for Humanity Volunteer, Teachers Assistant

post-college goals: masters in chemistry or engineering


Connor Bovia, '25

degree: biochemistry and molecular biology

activities: Hope College Football Team, Holland Hospital volunteer, Benjamin's Hope volunteer, and ASC (academic success center) tutor

post-college goals: medical school


Brianna (Bryn) Couturier, '25

degree: biochemistry and molecular biology, minor in physics

activities: vice president of Chem Club, kickboxing

post-college goals: graduate school - PhD in Chemistry/Biochemistry

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Ashton Wolford, '25

degrees: chemical engineering and chemistry

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Alexander (Ander) Ciesielski, '26

degree: chemistry


Griffin Gleeson, '24

degree: chemistry

activities: CASA tutor, volunteer at  Holland Hospital, running, and basketball

post-college goals: medical school


Alana Policastro, '24

degree: communications, minors in chemistry and global health

activities: Dance Marathon Hospital Relations Committee, Track and Field Team, Certified Nurses Assistant, Resident Assistant, Bible Study Leader

post-college goals: medical school, masters of public health


Claire Dwyer, '24

degree: chemistry

activities: Staff Writer for the Anchor, PPC (pre-health profession club), Dorian Sorority, and ASC tutor (Hope College's Academic Success Center)

post-college goals: medical school


Halle McGuire, '24

degree: exercise science

activities: Delight Ministries, Resident Assistant, Yoga Club, Volleyball Club, ukulele, hammocking, and reading

post-college goals: physician's assistant school


Reilly LaGrand, '24

degree: biology, minor in global health

activities: Hope College Swim Team, Academic Success Center (ASC) Peer Partnership Learning for General Chemistry Group Leader, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, Kids' Food Basket Volunteer

post-college goals: dental school


Nicholas (Nicky) Migaldi, '25

degree: mechanical engineering, minor in mathematics

activities: participated in Peer Partnership Learning (PPL), tennis

post-college goals: career in engineering


Andrew Lanham, '25

degree: biology

activities: Hope College Lacrosse Team, Holland Hospital volunteer, intramural basketball, True Lacrosse state coach

post-college goals: medical school

Group Members: Our Team

Dr. Meagan B. Elinski


Education & Training:

Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA | 2018-2020

PhD, Chemistry: Texas A&M University | College Station, TX | 2018

BS, Chemistry: Hope College | Holland, MI | 2013

Group Members: Our Team

Former Group Members


Lindsay Martin, '23​

degrees: business, chemistry

post-college: chemical sales

Morgan Platz, '22

degree: biochemistry and molecular biology

post-college: medical school

Group Members: Our Team

Honorary Lab Mascot: Judy the Beagle


activities: sniffing, running, general mischief

Group Members: Our Team
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