Anton Kyrylenko ’21 is a Physics and Chemistry double major. He started in a computational chemistry lab at Lehman College with Prof. Lopez. The research project was published to the Journal of Physical Chemistry on April 1st, 2021, titled as: “Design of Biomimetic Proton Wires Based on Helical Peptides: A Quantum Mechanical Study”. Anton was also an organic chemistry TA for Prof. Burton-Pye.
Anton took part of a physics research project on high energy cosmic rays at Lehman College with Prof. Anchordoqui as well. The work involved a semi-analytical model to predict the behavior of the high energy particles upon entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. The project’s results were presented at the Lehman College 2020 Student Scholarship Showcase. Anton was awarded the 2020 Con-Edison Scholarship. He also took part of the CSURP 2020 at the ASRC. He worked with Dr. Alù on Drexhage’s Experiment for Sound and its applications to Acoustic Metamaterials.
Anton will continue his educational journey in photonics and metamaterials at the CUNY Physics PhD program starting in the Fall of 2021.
AnaCristina Bedoya ’21 is a Neuroscience and Psychology double major at Macaulay Queens. She is currently a mentor supervisor at Queens College’s First Year Experience, a program designed to help freshman and transfer students excel at Queens College through peer-based academic support. The child of Colombian immigrants, AnaCristina studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain during Summer 2019 to closely study her native tongue.
AnaCristina has been involved in developmental neuropsychological research in the Nomura Lab since July 2017. She has contributed to eight posters and two manuscripts. Her research was funded by the Opportunities Fund’s Morin Engineering and STEM Scholarship. This semester, she has been honored with the Dr. Andrea Li Memorial Award for excellence in research. AnaCristina will continue her education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell as a PhD student in Criminology. There, she will be researching the biological correlates of antisocial behavior. AnaCristina hopes to become a professor and conduct research at the intersection of psychopathology and crime.
Alyssa Fuchs ’21 is graduating from Baruch College with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the Zicklin School of Business and a minor in New York City Studies from the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences. She has engaged in a variety of volunteer activities including Kids of Courage, an organization dedicated to the support of sick children and their families, and Tomchei Shabbos, a program that provides food to the needy. Inducted in the Beta Gamma Sigma academic honors society, Alyssa has consistently been named to Baruch College’s Dean’s List and is a recipient of a Dr. Wendy Heyman Public Interest Fellowship. She spent the last two summers interning at JPMorgan Chase & Co. as a Summer Analyst and looks forward to beginning her career at the firm as a Global Finance and Business Management Analyst following graduation.
Nanami Kubota is a Biology major and worked as an undergraduate research assistant in two research labs during her four years at Macaulay Honors College. She started in Dr. Anadón’s lab at Queens College as a high school student back in 2014 and continued her independent project on the global drivers of beta diversity in birds throughout her undergraduate studies. During her freshman year at Queens College, she also joined a virus ecology and evolution lab, Dr. Dennehy’s lab, and did her honors thesis and completed her Concentration in Science Honors on the mutations and selection in Erwinia amylovora phages adapting to their host’s codon usage patterns.
Nanami presented her work at the SEA-PHAGES Symposium at Mount Saint Mary College and won second place for her poster in 2018. She also received a travel grant in 2019 to present at the American Society for Virology conference hosted by the University of Minnesota. Nanami will be attending the University of Pittsburgh Program in Microbiology and Immunology in the fall where she will be pursuing a Ph.D.
Jadyn Marshall is a Creative Writing major at Hunter College and holds a Certificate in Publishing from City College. She is one of Hunter’s Spring 2020 valedictorians. She studied abroad in London, England in Summer 2019, as a Meyer Scholar, and in Florence, Italy in her final semester.
In Spring 2018 she interned at Penguin Random House, where she reported on manuscripts, copyedited Mad Libs for inclusivity, and worked on gift book plans for children’s book franchises. Previously she interned at Story Pirates, where she helped manage the influx of 15,000 stories submitted annually by elementary school children, and at Jill Grinberg Literary Management. She volunteers for Scan the World, where she learned how to photograph statues for the organization’s democratized 3D cultural heritage archive. She taught other Macaulay students to do the same as a project leader during Macaulay Community Service Day 2019. She has received a Fulbright grant to teach English in Athens, Greece next year, and will later pursue graduate work in literature and secondary education.