|Past Scholars||Degree/Major||Research||Previous High School/College|
|Maria Babakhanyan||BS Biological Sciences||Dr. Sabine Rech||Yerevan State Univ., Armenia|
|Jordan Baker||BA Chemistry||Dr. Marc D'Alarcao||Modesto Junior College|
|Maria Bangal||BS Biological Sciences||Dr. Susan Lambrecht||CSU Monterey Bay|
|Xochilt Borja||BS Biological Sciences||Cupertino High School|
|Victoria Chemistruck||BS Chemistry||Dr. David Brook||Univ. of Connecticut|
|Caitlin Crowder||BA Chemistry||Dr. Marc D'Alarcao||Amador Valley High School|
|John Diniz||Chemistry||Dr. Resa Kelly||San Jose High School|
|Kelly Dustin||BS Geology||Dr. Jonathan Miller||West Valley Community College|
|Tegan French||Meteorology||Dr. Craig Clements||San Jose City College|
|Jonathan Grist||BS Chemistry||Dr. Elaine Collins||Dublin High School|
|Theresa Trevisan||BS Chemistry||Dr. David Brook||West Valley Community College|
|Thao-Nhi Le||BS Chemistry||Dr. Elaine Collins||Punahou High School, Honolulu|
|Matthew Little||BS Meteorology||Dr. Eugene Cordero||ITT, Lathrop|
|Nahal Nassabeh||BS Biological Sciences||Dr. Marc D'Alarcao||Washington High School, Fremont|
|Oliver Oliverio||BS Chemistry||Dr. David Brook||Notre Dame High School|
|Danielle Perryman||Biological Sciences||Dr. Leslee Parr||Pioneer High School|
|Katya Polovina||BS Biological Sciences||Dr. Joshua Mackie||Modesto Junior College|
|Austin Roberts||BS Chemistry||Dr. Roger Terrill||Liberty High School, Brentwood|
|Daniel Sun||BS Chemistry||Dr. David Brook||Leland High School|
|Alvin Thai||BS Chemistry||Dr. Lionel Cheruzel||Silver Creek High School|
|Nicholas Zavalza||BS Chemistry||Dr. Lionel Cheruzel||UC Irvine|
Katya Polovina (Microbiology)
Johansen High School, Modesto, CA
Modesto Junior College, Modesto, CA
Katya graduated from San Jose State University in May 2011 with a BS degree in Biological Sciences, concentration in Microbiology. She currently works in the microbiology teaching labs at the University of California, San Francisco. She is also a professional jazz vocalist.
Lily Thao-Nhi Le (Biochemistry)
Lily is a first generation Vietnamese-American born and raised in Hawai’i. She completed her BS degree in Chemistry, concentration Biochemistry and is currently in the PhD program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Lily was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in 2012.
Matthew Little (Meteorology)
Vista High School, Escalon, CA
Matthew explored many educational opportunities before pursuing a degree in meteorology. Upon enrollment, he was enthusiastic about his education at SJSU, and sought out research opportunities immediately. In his undergraduate career, he has worked on two research projects at SJSU, and participated in an internship at NASA Ames Research Center. Matthew has been will be starting the a PhD program at Texas A&M University, where he will be developing a coupled ocean-atmosphere climate model.
Oliver Oliverio (Biochemistry)
Notre Dame High School, Riverside, CA
Oliver began his college education at San Jose State University in 2005. He began researching for Dr. David Brook in the Department of Chemistry in 2007, and worked with transition metal coordination chemistry with hydrazone ligands. Oliver graduated from San Jose State in May of 2011 with a B.S. in Chemistry, concentration in Biochemistry, and a minor in Physics. He is currently in a cell/molecular biology masters program at San Francisco State University researching intron evolution using bioinformatics.
Victoria Chemistruck (Chemistry)
Woodstock Academy, Woodstock, CT
Victoria began her college education at the University of Connecticut before transferring to San Jose State University during her sophomore year. Once at SJSU, she began researching for Dr. David Brook in the Department of Chemistry. In February 2009, she published her first paper in The Journal of Organic Chemistry. Victoria graduated from SJSU in May of 2010 with a B.S. in Chemistry. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Materials Chemistry at the University of Minnesota. Victoria is a NSF Graduate Research Fellow.