2020-2021 CMBC UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWS
Isabella is a junior from Atlanta, Georgia, studying anthropology and human biology on the pre-health track. She is currently an undergraduate research assistant at the Wesley Woods Health Center and plans to investigate end-of-life perceptions among couples aging together in assisted living for her senior honors project. She is an Emory tour guide, a learning assistant (LA) in introductory biology classes, and a volunteer at Grady Memorial Hospital in the senior services division. She also enjoys knitting, swimming on Emory’s club swim team, and being involved with Emory Hillel.
Tania Ndirangu was born in Kenya but grew up in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. She is majoring in Comparative Literature and English. Her main research interests include postcolonial studies, posthuman studies, and critical race theory -- much of which was spurred by a recent internship at the Zanzibar Heritage Society. Her other interests include Russian literature and literary theory. Her hobbies include reading and writing fiction, though she occasionally dabbles in poetry. She is currently a reviewer at the Emory Journal of Society, Politics, and Ethics (SPE) where she works to encourage and share meaningful student scholarship. In pursuing her research interest she hopes to imagine more ethical and expansive modes of human relation.
Alec is an aspiring biomedical researcher from Decatur, Georgia. He is majoring in Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Emory and will begin a joint masters program in Biostatistics at Rollins in the fall. He is interested in developing and applying statistical theory to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes in children, and is currently working at Marcus Autism Center. Following graduation, he hopes to pursue an MD-PhD and ultimately obtain a research position in pediatrics at an academic or public health setting. Outside of academics, Alec is also an avid singer-songwriter and is in the process of recording his debut studio album.
Daphne is a rising senior from Hanover, PA studying neuroscience and linguistics. She became involved in research at Oxford where she studied the effect of alcohol on second language acquisition. She then joined Dr. Nygaard's Speech and Language Perception Lab, where she currently explores prosodic correlates to meaning. This summer, she is thrilled to be joining a lab at Stanford's Center for Study of Language and Information to continue researching language and cognition. Outside of academics, she is a freelance writer and tutors for the Emory Writing Center. She is also a bit of a theater geek, having directed two productions at Oxford and attended countless others. She can often be found lounging in the Matheson Reading Room, trying new teas at the Depot, or doing yoga outside Clairmont. After graduation, Daphne hopes to spend a year studying a master's degree abroad before jumping into a doctoral program.