Hi! My name is Sami Ward and I am a senior biology major and a politics minor. I am currently serving as president after serving as social chair last year. This year I will be completing my senior biology thesis with the help of Dr. Houghton and the LAUREATES program. My thesis will focus on the population size and age range of Large Mouth Bass in Rockwell Lake. The purpose of my study is to give management recommendations on the fishing capabilities of Large Mouth Bass in the lake. Outside of Tri-Beta, I am also the captain of the Hillsdale swim and dive team, a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, a member of Sigma Zeta, and a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. I am currently applying to medical schools and will hopefully start medical school next year. After that, I hope to eventually work in the Navy as a primary care physician.
Hi! My name is Amber Fausneaucht and I am a senior biology major with a minor in chemistry. I am currently serving as the vice president of Tri-Beta. For my thesis, I will be studying the antioxidant capabilities of Protandim using a variety of assays. I am a member of the Hillsdale College softball team and I love volunteering at Mary Randall Preschool. Presently, I am applying to medical school with the intent to be a pediatric oncologist.
I am a senior biology major and Spanish minor at Hillsdale College. Currently I am the secretary for Tri-Beta, responsible for email correspondence, volunteer hours, and roadside cleanup. For my research, I will be working with Dr. Van Zant on creating an evolutionary phylogeny of marine snails from the Florida Keys. After Hillsdale, I plan to attend vet school and become an aquatic animal veterinarian. When I’m not busy with schoolwork, I am volunteering at the Hillsdale Humane Society, working in the conservation and genetics lab, or riding for the Hillsdale College equestrian team.
Hi! My name is Elaine Clines and I'm a senior biology major. I love the Biology Department here at Hillsdale, and I'm thrilled to be able to serve as Tri-Beta's treasurer! Through the LAUREATES program, I will be conducting my research on identifying the protein motif by which alpha-amylase binds to oral bacteria. When I'm not studying, I love playing my violin and harp, volunteering at Mary Randall Preschool, and being involved with my sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. I plan to attend dental school after graduation, with the hope of becoming an orthodontist.
Hi! I'm Ashley Logan, a senior biology major from East Lansing, Michigan, and I'm so honored to be serving as Tri-Beta's social chair. In addition to my research (examining the effects of temperature on P. guttifer), and my involvement with Tri-Beta, I'm also Pi Beta Phi's vice president of philanthropy, the head of student staff in the CCA Office, the director of the Habitat for Humanity GOAL program, and a member of Sigma Delta Pi, the national Spanish honorary. In my (very limited) free time, I love skiing, sailing, crafting, baking, and playing with my golden retriever, Jack. After graduation, I plan on applying to medical school with the ultimate goal of practicing as a primary care physician.
My name is Caleb Liebing. I am a senior biology major at Hillsdale. The Biology Department is fantastic here and has helped develop my understanding and love of the sciences. I serve as Tri-Beta’s historian, taking care of the organization’s website. I am running genetic analysis of fish populations at Hillsdale’s Biological Station for my senior research. Outside of biology, I spend time playing basketball and other IM sports and I am actively involved in Hillsdale Christian Fellowship’s leadership teams. After college, I hope to attend PA school.
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