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Summer 2024 Team

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Anna Zini, '26

degree: biology major, minors in French and music

activities: Hope College Cheer Team, Careline Health Hospice volunteer, Hope's Academic Success Center tutor, and French Teacher's assistant

post-college goals: medical school

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John Levering, '26

degree: chemistry

activities: Upward Bound Tutor, Teaching Assistant

post-college goals: industry

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Ethan De Koker, '26

degree: neuroscience and psychology

activities: Parkinson's disease neuroscience research and developmental psychology research

post-college goals: graduate school - PhD in neuroscience

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Gloria Kozak, '27

degree: biochemistry

activities: Hope's Academic Success Center tutor, Biology and Chemistry Teaching Assistant, Pre-Health Professionals Club

post-college goals: medical school

Group Members: Our Team

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

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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

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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

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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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Nicholas (Nicky) Migaldi, '25

degree: mechanical engineering, minor in mathematics

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

post-college goals: career in engineering

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Andrew Lanham, '25

degree: biology

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

post-college goals: medical school

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Alexander (Ander) Ciesielski, '26

degree: chemistry

Group Members: Our Team

Dr. Meagan B. Elinski

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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

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Claire Dwyer, May '24

degree: chemistry

post-college: physicians assistant school

Reilly LaGrand, May '24

degree: biology, minor in global health

post-college: dental school

Halle McGuire, May '24

degree: exercise science

post-college: physicians assistant school

Alana Policastro, May '24

degree: communications, minors in chemistry and global health

post-college: public health

Griffin Gleeson, Dec '23

degree: biochemistry and molecular biology

post-college: medical school

Lindsay Martin, May '23​

degrees: business, chemistry

post-college: chemical sales

Morgan Platz, Dec '21

degree: biochemistry and molecular biology

post-college: medical school

Group Members: Our Team

Honorary Lab Mascot: Judy the Beagle

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activities: sniffing, running, general mischief

Group Members: Our Team
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