Santa Clara University

The Johnson Scholars Program

2013 Johnson Leadership Fellows

The following SCU juniors and seniors have been awarded the Johnson Scholars summer stipend award to fund a self-defined leadership experience, such as an internship, independent research, or cultural immersion travel.

Denise Castillo Chavez '14

Hometown: Windsor, Calif.
Double Major/Minor: sociology and ethnic studies/urban education
Mentor: Lorenzo Gamboa, associate director, Undergraduate Admission
Project: Starfish International—Gambia, Africa

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Ramsey Fisher '15

Hometown: Fremont, Calif.
Triple Major: political science, economics, and history
Mentor: Barbara Molony, Walter E. Schmidt, S.J., Professor of History
Project: Northern California Innocence Project

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Lauren Germany '14

Hometown: Scotts Valley, Calif.
Major/Minor: biology/public health
Mentor: Jessica Lucas, assistant professor, biology
Project: Genetic Analysis of MAP65-6 and 7 in Microtubule Organization and Cell Growth

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Jared Hara '14

Hometown: Waipahu, Hawaii
Double Major: bioengineering and economics
Mentors: Zhiwen Zhang, associate professor, bioengineering; Lei Fu, associate dean, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Pharmacy; vice-president of chemistry, Viva Biotech Ltd.
Project: Chemical Induction and microPET Screening of Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT) Activation

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Erik McAdams '14

Hometown: Lake Oswego, Ore.
Major/Minor: civil engineering/Spanish
Mentor: Tonya Nilsson, lecturer, civil engineering
Project: Analyzing Rural Houses in Ecuador

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Allison McNamara '15

Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Double Major/Minor: anthropology and environmental studies/classical studies
Mentor: Michelle Bezanson, associate professor, anthropology
Project: A Comparative Analysis of Positional Behavior and Tail Use in Juvenile and Adult Cebus Capucinus

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Emily Robinson '14

Hometown: Sammamish, Wash.
Major/Double Minor: biochemistry/public health and biotechnology
Mentor: David Hess, assistant professor, biology
Project: Genetic Basis of Stress Tolerance in Natural Populations of Yeast

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