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Meet the Executive Board!

Here is our Executive Board for the 2023-2024 School Year

Mahika More

President

4th Year

Major: Cognitive Science

Minor:

Geography/Environmental Science

My favorite part about TBE is the science fair! Seeing all the hard work of the students and mentors is so exciting and the event ends up being so much fun!!​

Fun Fact: I have played the violin for 8 years

Future Aspirations: I want to run a non-profit some day!

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Sophia Westerkamp

External Vice President

4th Year

Major: Chemistry 

My favorite part about TBE is working with the students! They are all so talented and intelligent, and I love going to site each week to see all of the amazing things that they have accomplished!

Fun Fact: I'm allergic to kiwi

Future Aspirations: I'm going into research for planetary science!

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Alan Zelin

Internal Vice President

4th Year

Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

Minor: Biomedical Research

My favorite part of TBE is interacting with our mentees each week. Every year, I'm inspired by their curiosity and creativity and love watching their ideas evolve into full-fledged science experiments.​​

Fun Fact: I did figure skating when I was younger

Future Aspirations: I plan on pursuing an MD-PhD and becoming a physician-scientist.

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Josie Laufenberg

Science Fair & Recruitment

2nd Year

Major: Physiological Science

My favorite part about TBE is seeing my mentees present their projects at the science fair! After all their hard work, being able to see them present their projects to professors is so rewarding and awesome!


Fun Fact: I’ve lived in Montana my whole life!

Future Aspirations: Become a PA!

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Victor Marano

Science Fair & Recruitment

4th Year

Major: Biochemistry

I love planning the Science Fair and talking to everyone at the event to learn about the students' projects and the time and effort they put into their work!

Fun Fact: I used to be a professional balloon twister in San Diego!

Future Aspirations: I want to pursue a graduate degree (Ph.D.) in either molecular biology or biochemistry after my undergraduate education and eventually become an academic researcher and professor!

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Lilly Fuller

Curriculum

3rd Year

Major: Psychobiology

Minor: Spanish

My favorite part of TBE to work with the kids at site and seeing them be so passionate about their ideas for science projects. Seeing the kids so excited about what they are doing and being so creative is so much fun. I love getting to help them bring their ideas to life.

Fun Fact: I’m trying to learn how to surf!

Future Aspirations: I hope to go to medical school and become a doctor!

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George Furey

Curriculum

2nd Year

Major: Biology 

My favorite part of TBE is presenting to and interacting with students!

Fun Fact: I play hockey for UCLA

Future Aspirations: I would like to be an orthopedic spine surgeon and possibly work with athletes

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Prakash Jeysankar

Marketing

2nd Year 

Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

My favorite part about TBE is having the opportunity to interact with the students and people of the community we serve and learning from the students as much as they learn from us. TBE offers a unique interaction between members of our community that truly sets it apart!

Fun Fact: I was a mentee in TBE in 6th and 8th grade at Palms Middle school!

Future Aspirations: I want to pursue a career in medicine or research!

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Mathangi Swaminathan

Marketing

2nd Year

Major: Psychobiology 

My favorite part of TBE is seeing the kids create such amazing experiments and just being able to be a part of that process!

Fun Fact: I have lots of amazing collections (earrings, pens, snow globes, etc.)

Future Aspirations: To go to Medical School

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Ria Jain

Social

4th Year

Major: Human Biology and Society 

Minor: Entrepreneurship

I love seeing all of the students present their final projects to their friends and family!

Fun Fact: I am a huge sneakerhead! (I really love sneakers)

Future Aspirations: I want to pursue a career in healthcare consulting!

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Vishnu Nair

Social

2th Year

Major: Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology

I love working with the kids and helping them form their scientific experiments with fellow mentors I'm friends with!

Fun Fact: I have been to 13 different schools across the world!

Future Aspirations: I hope to become an Oncologist!

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Bhavya Pandey

Treasury

2nd Year

Major: Molecular, Cell, Developmental Biology 

I love interacting with the kids!! It’s amazing seeing their diverse interests and helping them with their projects.

Fun Fact: I have an extra bone in my right foot

Future Aspirations: Physician

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Tanvi Akula

Treasury

3rd Year

Major: Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

My favorite part of TBE is getting to see how proud of their projects and happy the mentees are at science fair!!

 

Fun Fact: I love ice skating! (even though I’m horrible at it)  

Future Aspirations: I hope to go into pediatrics in the future!

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