Bio's van Amerikaanse Fulbright Studenten
Hello! My name is Alissa Albrecht, and I am from a small town on the Atlantic coast of Florida called Sebastian. My mother is from Germany and I was born there, but I spent most of my life in Florida. For college, I moved to Arizona and just graduated with my BSE in Civil-Environmental Engineering from Arizona State University. I will be at TU Delft this year in the Hydraulic Structures and Flood Risk department studying how coastal wetlands like salt marshes can be used to reduce wave energy before waves hit the coast and potentially cause flooding and erosion. The Dutch have always been at the forefront of flood control methods and with the recent large storms in the US that greatly damaged the northeast, Texas, and Florida, I'm excited to learn from the experts. The way the US approaches risk management and flood prevention is very different, which is partially why coastal areas have been hit hard by these storms. In my free time I love all kinds of cycling, so I'm very excited to be here in the Netherlands! Besides my research, I am happy to discuss engineering school, how civil engineering approaches are different in the US compared to the Netherlands, other cultural differences, and anything having to do with cycling. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Hi! My name is Rodolfo (Rudy) Corona, I was born in Mexico City, but moved to Texas when I was 8 years old. I received my bachelors degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin, and will be pursuing a PhD at the University of California Berkeley when I return to the US. I am currently doing research in artificial intelligence at the University of Amsterdam, particularly focused on making AI’s more interpretable / explainable so that they may be used in areas where it's crucial that we can trust them (such as healthcare, transportation, or finance to name a few). In my free time I like to read, take leisure bike rides (which living here has been so wonderful for!), go to live music venues, as well as occasionally practice making computer generated art. I would love to talk with students about technology, AI, or US culture (particularly from a Mexican-American perspective). Please feel free to reach out to me! I may be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hallo! My name is Tiffany and I come from a small town in northern New Jersey just south of New York City. I graduated with bachelors' degrees in Marine Biology and Chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington and am now pursuing a masters in Biology with a specialization in adaptive organisms at Radboud University Nijmegen. I am in the second year of this program. My research focuses on the effect of thyroid hormones on bone cell activity in the scales of zebrafish and I have a background in physiological biochemistry, specifically glucose metabolism in cetaceans like the bottlenose dolphin. In conjunction with my studies I have spent the last 2 years serving as a board member for the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), a non-profit organization which promotes experiential learning and honors programming in universities and colleges across the U.S. Beyond my academic life, I am an avid backpacker, hiker, and fisherwoman, which has brought me to a variety of natural landscapes throughout N. America. I would be happy to talk about my research, honors education in the U.S., the great outdoors, slam poetry, fun facts about fish, etc. etc. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Hi! My name is Rae Herman and I am from Baltimore, Maryland in the United States. I’ve recently graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park near Washington D.C. where I received a bachelor’s degree in cognitive-behavioral neuroscience. Here in the Netherlands, I’m researching the neuroscience of nicotine addiction at the Vrije Universiteit! After my Fulbright year, I will be attending the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia to begin a PhD in neuroscience. Outside of research, I love music (I had a radio show in college!), painting, and reading! I would happy to talk about neuroscience, college in the United States, or anything else your students are curious about. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hallo! My name is Jennifer Lawrence and I am originally from Virginia in The United States, however, I recently graduated from the University of Delaware. My bachelors is a dual degree in both Biological Sciences with a Concentration in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Genetics and in Neuroscience. I am doing a year of independent research in a Neurology laboratory at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen. The lab’s main topic is Alzheimer’s Disease, but my specific project focuses on creating a working in vitro replica of the blood-brain barrier in order to better understand how toxins from Alzheimer’s Disease build up in the human brain. When I return to the states next year I am going to enter a Neuroscience Ph.D. program at Washington University in St. Louis in Missouri. Although it sounds like I live and breathe neuroscience, I would be more than happy to discuss many different topics such as living abroad, the American college experience, what it’s like to live in the United States, being a woman in a science field, etc. You can reach me at email@example.com!
Hallo! My name is Grace Molino, and I am originally from New York. I just finished my B.S. in Geology-Biology at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. While there, I worked on projects researching everything from climate change captured in millions of years old ocean sediments to future coastal salt marsh migration in response to sea level rise. Last year, I interned in Washington D.C. at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration where I studied climate change resilience planning in the Northeast U.S. and observed the U.S. political process firsthand. I am currently at TU Delft in the Coastal Engineering section where I research the benefits of vegetated foreshores in protecting coastal infrastructure. I am also very interested in how these natural defenses have become widely accepted in the Netherlands, as well as the culture around climate change and water management. When not working, I love reading, traveling, camping, and photography. I would be happy to discuss any of the above in more detail, including university in the U.S., the current political climate, or anything else of interest! You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello! My name is Kajal Sachdev. Although my family is originally from India, I was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. Peoria is a small city three hours south of Chicago, where I did my bachelors. I completed a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Biology and Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). While at UIC, I was heavily involved in the Honors College and completed my Honors thesis research in the field of legal psychology. After completing my bachelors, I worked as a clinical research coordinator on a medicolegal project in emergency medicine and child abuse pediatrics at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Now, I am pursuing a master’s degree in Legal Psychology at Maastricht University in Maastricht, Netherlands. My research interests are child maltreatment, interviewing techniques, and children’s testimonies. After I finish my master’s degree, I will be moving back to the United States to begin medical school. I am extremely passionate about combining the fields of psychology, law, and medicine to improve how child abuse and maltreatment cases are handled. Outside of my academic interests, I love to read (mostly fiction and psychological thrillers), lift weights, and dance. I would be happy to talk about interdisciplinary collaboration, healthcare careers, extracurricular involvement in education, cultural influences in personal and professional growth, and any other topics you find relevant! Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com. Thank you so much for your interest!
Along with his teaching endeavors, Stoughton keeps an active performing schedule, often competing in various competitions and playing in masterclasses with some of the world's most renowned saxophonists. He was a a finalist in the 2018 MTNA Young Artist Woodwinds Competition in Orlando, Florida and a semi-finalist in the 2016 NASA Soloist Competition. In 2014 he received 3rd prize in the National Glen Miller Birthplace Society Scholarship Competition and has performed in masterclasses with artists such as Claude Delangle, Raaf Hekkema, and Vincent David. In his spare time, Stoughton often enjoys composing and arranging music for various large and chamber ensembles. He is also an avid skier, making sure to hit the slopes at least once every season. You can reach him via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello! My name is Brynn Sundberg, and I am originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin, where I completed my undergraduate degree in cell and molecular biology. I have completed a year of my Master's degree in chemistry at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania before starting this Fulbright grant. My research with the University of Amsterdam takes place at the Ateliergebouw Rijksmuseum, where art conservators and scientists work together to study the history, chemistry, and preservation of artworks and art materials. My project will work to separate out and identify the dyes and pigments in historic samples. I especially love to talk about the science of art, and I can be reached at email@example.com.
Hello! My name is Teresa and I’m from Wisconsin, in the Midwest of the United States. I recently graduated with bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Psychology and Economics with a math emphasis. I will be doing a master’s in Behavioral Economics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and I’m thrilled to be continuing my studies here in the Netherlands. I would love to talk to you all about my life in the US, our culture, and how our individualistic culture and values have shaped our economy. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org; I’d love to hear from you!
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