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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Counselor Bio- Lauren Papa

Hey my name is Lauren, and I am so trilled for the opportunity to be a Biocamp counselor again this year! I am a senior majoring in Kinesiology, with the exercise and movement science option. That being said, you may have guessed that I am very passionate about physical activity! I love exercise and enjoy just being outside, and a few of my favorite activities include running, tennis, swimming, and yoga. Additionally, I LOVE food, especially anything that is spicy. In general, I am a fun and outgoing person with a ton of energy! I have been a part of this program throughout my entire time at UW Madison and can not wait to meet all of you for my Biocamp round four!

Counselor Bio- Chine Chime

Hey Guys! My name is Chinecherem but everyone calls me Chine so do that! I am a junior majoring in Biology. I am also working towards a certificate in African Studies. I enjoy traveling and just spent a semester studying abroad in Wales so feel free to ask me about that. I have a variety of interests which range from watching Netflix (this should qualify as a hobby) to Biology (something we have in common. I am really excited to meet you all; we are going to have a great time!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Counselor Bio- Mikey Battistoni

Hey, y'all! I'm Mikey, so please don't call me Michael. That sounds so old! D: I'm majoring in neurobiology and am going for a certificate in Japanese. I'm from the Chicago suburbs, so I love rap and R&B. My free time goes to watching cartoons or working in a neurobio lab. College can be intense sometimes, but know that University Housing desserts are always there for you!

Counselor Bio- Keven Stonewall

Hey guys! I’m Keven Stonewall and I am a sophomore here at UW-Madison. My current major is Biology and I am pursuing medicine. I’m from Chicago so I love going downtown and just immersing myself in the busy city life. I’m really looking forward to connecting with you all because I was in your exact seat just a year ago so I know how much the MadBiology Boot Camp helped me become the person I am on campus today.

Counselor Bio- Eva Shelton

Hello there! My name is Eva Shelton and I am a sophomore here at UW-Madison majoring in Neurobiology and Psychology. I currently do research on obesity on campus. I love being outside, especially by the waters. I love running but I also love eating (as you might see with my exceptionally large chocolate bunny), so I guess the two balances out. Traveling is the dream life for me … I am working towards the ownership of my third passport, so I guess my life has kind of been about travel. I love talking and meeting new people, so I would love to meet you! I simply cannot wait to see what Madbio has to bring this year!!

Counselor Bio- Laura Burbach

Hi guys!! My name is Laura Burbach, and I am a senior here at UW. My major is Genetics and I am currently applying to medical school. I've been involved recreation basketball and sand volleyball, as well as undergraduate research and student organizations! My favorite summer activities in Madison are paddle boarding through "Outdoor UW" and swimming in Lake Mendota. Let me know if you have any questions about the Genetics major or the process of applying to medical school! Who's ready for MADBIO CAMP?! Let's go!

Counselor Bio- Molly Gannon

Hey guys! Molly Gannon here. I’m a proud, pale Minnesotan entering my junior year here at UW-Madison. I am double-majoring in Nutritional Sciences and Spanish, and always have SPF 100 on hand. When I’m not in the shade or listening to Spanish music, I enjoy Zumba, cycling, and all watersports. I’ve been to many camps in my lifetime, but can’t wait for what MadBio has in store for us this summer!

Counselor Bio- Adam Awe

Hi Bootcampers, my name is Adam Awe and I am a soon to be junior at UW- Madison working towards a Biochemistry Degree with a Certificate in Global Health. Don’t let the picture deceive you, I actually really enjoy chemistry! This is just photographic evidence of a rough all-nighter my freshman year. During the academic semesters I devote most of my time to my courses and I work as an undergraduate researcher in the Department of Neuroscience and volunteer at UWHC. Outside of school I enjoy swimming, reading, coffee at all times of the day, and catching up with friends on the Memorial Union Terrace! I will be one of your many excellent Madbiology Bootcamp Counselors and I cannot wait to meet everyone and show you around this beautiful campus! On Wisconsin!

Counselor Bio- Kemi Olukoga

What’s up?! My name is Kemi Olukoga,and I am a sophomore here at UW-Madison (Whoop Whoop! One year down!). I am majoring in Life Science Communication, and Pre-Med with aspirations to go to medical school to become a pediatrician. I am a performer; I absolutely love the stage! Singing, dancing, acting, stepping, spoken words, poetry, public speaking, you name it! The stage gives me life! Another thing I love is eating, I love food and I’m sure you do too. I am honored to be one of your counselors this year in MadBiology, so please ask me any question you may have. Are you ready for this? It’s going to be fab!

Counselor Bio- Josh Choe

Hey Guys! My name is Josh Choe I am going to a junior in the fall and I am a double major in Kinesiology, and Biology. When I’m not studying to achieve my dream of being a doctor, you might find me working in one of two research labs. I work in the Vanderby and Heiderscheit labs, both in Orthopedics, looking at digit tip regeneration in mice, and the kinetics/kinematics of ACL rehab respectively. Additionally I am an avid runner, and am the President of the Wisconsin Track Club, so if you like to run/throw/jump hit me up! Looking forward to meet everybody and let me know if you have any questions! (Also if you ever get a chance go out on Mendota when it’s frozen, it’s a blast!)

Counselor Bio- Caroline Rozado

HEY!!!! My name is Caroline Rozado. I will be a sophomore this fall – I survived the first year – and hopefully I’ll finally declare myself as a Neurobiology and T.V Film and Radio major [ with a math minor] . Hopefully I can graduate and still have friends! Okay, now, if you must know, science is my passion; everything about it makes me excited, but it’s not the only thing I like to read/write/watch/do. I recently bought a new fancy schmancy camera to fulfill my photography desires…maybe we will do some photography stuff together! I watch all kinds of shows, anime included. I’m a pure animal lover; I grew up with a boxer named Lassie (R.I.P). Oh, and don’t let my concrete jungle background fool you, I am totally cool to get my hands dirty, you know, camping and what not. There is so much I am willing to try and have already tried. Oh, and btw – its my first year in MadBio too, so if you are feeling nervous, then we can feel nervous together! Anyways, I can’t wait to hear about what you guys like, hate, feel indifferent towards? Hope we have a unforgettable time with each other!

Counselor Bio- Nikki Rasmussen

What’s up bio nerds?! I’m Nikki and I love biology! I’m a sophomore here at the UW double majoring in Dietetics and Life Sciences Communications with a Certificate in Global Health. I’m a Boot Camp alum and I loved it so much that I decided to come back and be a counselor! I’m very involved on campus and I like staying active, from student orgs to RecSports. A few quick facts about me: I love the outdoors and being out on the water, my favorite color is blue, I’m definitely a dog person, and my favorite sport is football. I am SO EXCITED for camp and I hope you are, too! If you have any questions or need anything, or just want to chat, don’t hesitate to say hi! I love meeting new people! In the meantime, enjoy this picture of me getting ready for class… Just kidding, this is my Halloween costume :)

Counselor Bio- Oren Feldman-Schultz

My favorite things in the world are science and soccer. After my undergraduate, I plan to attend medical school to become a family medicine doctor working in impoverished Latino areas like Los Angeles or New York. My love for Spanish and soccer comes from my mother’s side of the family, who hails from Argentina. I’m so excited to work with everyone and I promise we are going to have a great beginning to the year!

Counselor Bio- Allison Hare

Hey everyone! I'm Allison, and I'll be a sophomore this coming year at UW. My majors are Biology and Psychology. Right now I'm thinking of going pre-med, so if you have any questions about that, feel free to hit me up. I currently work in several labs on campus which I got involved with in a variety of ways, so you should also definitely ask me about that in case you're looking to get a head start on research! I love running, photography, playing cello, and traveling, especially when I get to go to Guatemala and pose next to Ronald McDonald like in the picture here. Lastly but most importantly my favorite animal is the sloth, so if you like them too we already have one thing in common. I can't wait to meet you all. :)

Counselor Bio- Alex Villarreal

Hey guys! My name is Alex Villarreal and I’m currently a sophomore here at UW-Madison majoring in microbiology and working towards a certificate in global health. I currently work in the Skop Genetics Laboratory here on campus so feel to ask any questions you may have about undergraduate research. I have many interests, but one of my newest is travel. During my freshman year I studied in Shanghai, China for a month and also spent a week in Honduras providing medical and dental care. Here’s a picture of me and a couple friends I made in Honduras!

Counselor Bio- Chazz Bracey

Hello, my name is Chazz Bracey and I am a sophomore studying biology. My plans are to go to medical school and study to become a neurosurgeon. My hobbies are exercising, spending time with friends, and eating. I like to think that I am a fun and approachable person, I try to make friends with anyone that talks to me.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Counselor Bio- Taiyani Hennings

Hey dudes & dudettes!! My name is Taiyani Hennings but I tend to go by Tai. I’m a sophomore at UW-Madison and I am majoring in Political Science. I’m pretty funny or so I’d like to think. I’m laidback and I love to eat lots of ice cream in my spare time. My favorite sport is television watching and I love chocolate ice cream. My favorite animal is a lion and I break out in dance at random times. I enjoy working in the science field in my research and I am very active in undergraduate research on campus. I’m a counselor this year for MADBIOLOGY BOOTCAMP so TURN UPPPP!!!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Counselor Bio- Brian Brito

This MadBiology Boot Camp counselor hails from the land of golden coasts and happy cows - which are by all means connected. He is a major in Environmental Sciences and is interested in pursuing future work in graduate school with environmental applications of geographical modeling. In his free time he enjoys tennis, friendly games of spades, reading young-adult (and sometimes adult) fiction, DDR, and the classical Final Fantasy series. And in case you were wondering, consuming feline figures is a ritual only reserved for the direst of situations... Let that be a factor in deciding whether or not you should come into contact with him. Some have braved this most ridiculous tradition and are even living in close quarters with this man, but they will all tell you to keep your kittens close and your future counselor closer.

Counselor Bio- Aidan Holmes

Hi all! My name is Aidan Holmes – science enthusiast, “nail paintress,” and self-proclaimed wolf whisperer. I am a genetics major here at UW-Madison and I will be a junior this fall. I am a CeO student and I am also involved in undergraduate research in a biochemistry lab – ask me about either (or anything else for that matter)! In my free time I love reading, hanging out with friends, crafting, volunteering, watching HGTV marathons, and attempting to cook. I’m really excited to be a counselor this year and I can’t wait to get to know everyone!

Counselor Bio- Greg Sims

Hi! My name is Greg Sims. I am a senior majoring in Microbiology and just finished my applications to Physician Assistant Programs! My favorite things to do in my free time are eating, working out, and just being outside (in that order). I was a MadBio camper when I was a freshman and this is my second time being a counselor for such a great program! I love to answer your questions about classes, the school, jobs, and Bigfoot sightings. I am a very approachable guy so don’t be shy! This is going to be a great experience for your all!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Welcome !

Hey everyone welcome to the Mad Bio Boot Camp 2014 blog ! Here we will have updates for camp and fun things for campers/counselors to see. Keep an eye open for the counselor bios and posts this week!

Counselor Bio- Patrick Falls

Hi everyone! My name is Pat Falls and I am a junior here at UW-Madison. I am majoring in Life Sciences Communication and Pre-Health. I love to stay active and get involved with science in my community. I am involved in undergraduate research on campus too! My favorite animal is a lynx and my favorite color is lime green. I’m not a huge sports fan, but I love to play all of them. I will be a lead counselor for boot camp so feel free to contact me at any time for questions or concerns! Let’s get pumped for MADBIO CAMP! Here’s a funny pic of me hiding from the sun!

Counselor Bio- Anjali Thakrar

Hey guys! My name is Anjali and I am an upcoming Junior here at UW-Madison majoring in Neurobiology with a certificate in Business. I love everything about UW and work as an information guide for Campus and Visitor Relations during the school year. This summer I have been taking advantage of the beautiful outdoors and learning how to sail, going camping, and making full use of the terrace! In my spare time I like to play the guitar, obsess over my puppy named Casper, play volleyball, and cook up new recipes to try. I am one of the lead counselors for bootcamp this year and I am SO excited to get started and meet each and every one of you! (Pirates Booty is also an extremely enjoyable snack)

Counselor Bio - Abisayo Ariwoola

Hey everyone! My name is Abisayo Ariwoola but many people know me as Abie, Nigerian Princess, or "The greatest to ever do it" lol, which ever works best for you :) I'll be a Junior in the fall working on a Biology degree. I'm terrible at talking about myself so I'll just throw some topics out there and if it interests you, just ask me! Talking (can you tell?), performing arts in general, healthcare, cooking, laughing, hip hop music, dramatic reality shows to name a few. I'm all about being into science as well as just a little ratchetness.... But anyway, I can't wait to meet/work with all of you! MadBiology this year will be epic #justwaitonit