2012 Cohort Scholars

Kemisha Radford

Kemisha Radford

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Modesto, California
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gretchen Reevy
Research Interests: Kemisha would like specialize in cognitive therapy with behavior modification. She also wants to work with abused women and children.

Monserrat

Monserrat Rueda-Hernandez

Major: Liberal Studies
Hometown: Rodeo, California
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sally Murphy
Research Interests: Monserrat is interested in studying the effects of college based mentoring programs with regards to students social and ethical development.

Matthew Fernandez

Matthew Fernandez

Major: Cell and Molecular Biology
Hometown: Hayward, California
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ken Curr
Research Interests: Matthew’s research interests involve measuring viral production and assembly of GB virus C inside of animal cells.

Ashley Griffin

Ashley Griffin

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Hayward, California
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tammie Simmons-Mosley
Research Interests: Ashley is interested in researching how real estate development and urban planning affects the opportunities available for residence in Alameda County.

Peter Osivwemu

Peter Osivwemu

Major: Graphic Design
Hometown: Oakland, California
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Suzy Wear
Research Interests: Peter is interested in the assessing the impact of Art Therapy of the academic performance of adolescents living in low-income households.

Nyala Bremner-Nyah-Wright

Nyala Bremner-Nyah-Wright

Major: Ethnic Studies, Health Science
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Luz Calvo and Dr. E.Maxwell Davis
Research Interests: Nyala is interested in identifying the relevant risk factors and cultural norms that perpetuate the HIV/AIDS epidemic in African American women.

Osman Sharifi

Osman Sharifi

Major: Cell and Molecular Biology
Hometown: Fremont, California
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ken Curr
Research Interests: Osman is interested in immunology He is currently studying the innate immune response of Tritonia diomedea. In the future Osman would like to study adaptive immune responses.

Tiffany Robinson

Tiffany Robinson

Major: Biology
Hometown: Hayward, California
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Caron Inouye
Research Interests: Tiffany is currently researching the effects of polybrominated dipheynl ethers (PBDEs) and environmental pollutants on Guppy fish.

amber smith

Amber Smith

Major: Environmental Science and Geology
Hometown: Hayward, California
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jean Moran
Research Interests: Amber is interested in researching the effects of groundwater contamination in Hayward. Her objective is to identify pollutants and to provide fresh water for underprivileged communities.

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