Alumni Lab Members

Daryl Choa

Position: Undergraduate Assistant - STEM Ambassador Program

Lab Member Since: 2012

Daryl is an undergraduate student in the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Majoring in biology and psychology, she began working for the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences in 2012 as a social media intern. Since then she has been a part of the Engage in STEM program, mentoring middle school students in Quaboag and Holyoke in an after school science fair program. She has currently returned to work in an administrative position for the STEM Ambassadors program. On the side, she is currently working on developing an after school science program for middle school students that incorporates Art into STEM to encourage creativity, communication and collaboration among students.

Carla Goldstone

Position: Adjunct Professor, Gateway Community College

Anna Hessler

Position: Undergraduate Assistant, STEM Ambassadors Program

Lab Member Since: 2014

Anna is an undergraduate Microbiology major at UMass Amherst with an interest in science education and public health. Anna began working with the Massachusetts Academy of Sciences in 2012 and is now an undergraduate assistant in the STEM Ambassadors Program. Anna also works with freshman STEM majors at the university as a Peer Mentor for the Foundations of Science Residential Academic Program in order to increase the retention rates of STEM students in college.

Ben Kirkup

Position: Postdoctoral Associate. MIT

Luiza Korobkova

Position: Prep person

Richard Lawler

Position: Associate Professor, Boston University

Kelsie Mitchell

Position: Undergraduate researcher

Theodora Pinou

Position: Associate Professor, Western Connecticut State University

Ying Tan

Position: Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston

John Wertz

Position: Assistant Director of the E. coli Genetic Resource Center, Yale University

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