Alumni

Supported by National Science Foundation Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) 2001-2005.

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Sina Adedapo

Degrees:MD
Current Employment/Area of Study: Medical School
Major/Minor:Biology/Chemistry
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:The best MD there ever was
Hometown:Snellville, Ga
Hobbies/Interests:
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:August 2010
E-Mail Address:


Bio-Bus Fellows

Feyi Alabi

Current level of study:Pre-Masters
Major/ Minor:Economics/ Finance
Long-term Career Goals:International Development
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga
Hobbies/Interests:Arts and crafts, jewelry decorating
Organizations:Bethel Campus Fellowship/ Refuge development, C.A.C Bethel Fellowship
Bio-Bus Start Date:November 2010
E-Mail Address: falabi@gsu.edu

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Ara Alan

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor:Biology/Chemistry (Pre-Med)
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:Doctor M.D.
Hometown:Sulemaniah/ Iraqi-Kurdistan
Hobbies/Interests:Painting and Sculpting, following Mideast politics,
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:May 2002
E-Mail Address:ara_1981@hotmail.com


Bio-Bus Fellows

Oswald VanEgbert Bunbury, Jr.

Current level of study:Masters
Major/ Minor:Neurobiology
Long-term Career Goals:Teach, research
Hometown: New York
Hobbies/Interests:DJ, all fields of science
Organizations:Neuroscience
Bio-Bus Start Date:
E-Mail Address: obunbury1@student.gsu.edu


Bio-Bus Fellows

Jarin Joyner

Current level of study:Masters
Major/ Minor:Chemistry
Long-term Career Goals:chemist working in the industry
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga
Hobbies/Interests:classical violin
Organizations:NOBCChE: vice president of GSU chapter, ACS Minority Affairs Committee
Bio-Bus Start Date: Winter 2012
E-Mail Address: jjoyner8@student.gsu.edu


Bio-Bus Fellows

Christina Kainneranart

Current level of study:Masters
Major/ Minor:Biology
Long-term Career Goals:Medical school
Hometown: Riverdale, Ga
Hobbies/Interests:scrapbooking
Organizations:
Bio-Bus Start Date:Fall 2012
E-Mail Address:


Bio-Bus Fellows

Bao Chau Ly

Current level of study:Undergraduate Senior
Major/ Minor:Biology/ Chemistry
Long-term Career Goals:To attend medical school
Hometown: Vietnam
Hobbies/Interests:volunteer for non-profit organizations, spend time with family
Organizations:GSU petition Committee, Undergraduate Advisory Board, Biobus
Bio-Bus Start Date:August 2011
E-Mail Address:

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Olamipo Awoyemi

Degrees: B.S. in Biology from Georgia State University (Dec 2000), M.S. in Biology, conc. in Neuro from Georgia State University (May 2004), M.Ed in Science Ed from Georgia State University (July 2005)
Current Employment/Area of Study: 4/08 update: “I am currently teaching at McNair HS in Dekalb County. This will be my third year. I’m teaching Environmental Science, Physical Science and AP Envronmental Science. Oh, and Brasilia [Bilal – see below], is also here at McNair HS serving as our Science Dept Chairperson- and doing a wonderful job too…”
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: High School Science Teacher
Hometown: Athens, GA. (Raised in Lagos, Nigeria, and Southeast London)
Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, Art, Music
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: January 2002 – June 2004
E-Mail Address: oal151@yahoo.com

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“This was by far the most enjoyable job I’ve ever had. It’s part of the reason I chose to be a teacher.”


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Gayatri Ayala

Degrees:M.S. in Microbiology from India (1998-2000), Masters in Bio-Informatics from Georgia State University (2001-2004)
Current Employment/Area of Study: I study Calcium binding proteins at Dr. Jenny Yang’s research lab at Georgia State University.
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:Masters in Public Health, and/or dual degree program (MBA/MHA) at Georgia State University.
Hometown:India
Hobbies/Interests:Quizzing, Comics
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:April 2002 – March 2005
E-Mail Address:gayalasomayajul1@student.gsu.edu

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Bio-Bus program. Thanks to Dr. Baumstark, and to the entire Bio-Bus crew for making every day memorable.”


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Sarah Bexell

Degrees:PhD
Current Employment/Area of Study: Director of Conservation Education at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Major/Minor:Early Childhood Science Education/Conservation Sciences
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:Conservation education planning, development, and implementation for an international organization
Hometown:Freeport, IL
Hobbies/Interests:Hiking, camping, jogging
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:Summer 2003
E-Mail Address:gitamarin@mindspring.com

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“My favorite memory from Bio-Bus days are that each time I went out I could feel, and experience the joy, wonder, and beauty of animals through children’s eyes, and know that most children we reached would think differently and more positively about animals, and their conservation. I can’t thank Dr. Baumstark, Genevieve, the animals, and students and teachers enough for giving me the opportunity to do such important (and fun!!) educational outreach.”


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Brazilia Bilal

Degrees:BS-Biology/Chemistry (Howard University -2002)/ Graduate
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor:Biology
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:To develop educational curriculums which increase the scientific literacy of students
Hometown:Coram, New York
Hobbies/Interests:Reading, Traveling, Outdoor Sports, Volunteering
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:January, 2005
E-Mail Address:braziliabilal@aol.com


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Dana Brown

Degrees:Graduate (Masters of Science)
Current Employment/Area of Study: Benthic Foraminiferal Biofacies Changes
Major/Minor:Geology
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:Career in Informal Education/Outreach with an emphasis on the Geosciences
Hometown:Columbus, GA
Hobbies/Interests:Arts and Crafts, digging in the dirt, pounding on rocks, reading, watching the boob-tube, practicing Judo
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:August 2002
E-Mail Address:biodcb@langate.gsu.edu


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Steven Brown

Degrees: B.S in Electrical Engineering/ Physics (double major) from the University of New Orleans; M.S. in Physics- Applied Bio-Physics at Georgia State University
Current Employment/Area of Study: Physicist, Fernbank Science Center Atlanta, Ga; Research MD/PhD in Pediatric Oncology in Los, Angeles. Ca
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:
Hometown:
Hobbies/Interests:
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:May 2001-June 2004
E-Mail Address:

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“Mr. Benton, what is a herbievore and a artchapod?”


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Merry Clark

Degrees: B.S. in Zoology from University of Florida (1993), M.S. in Biology from Georgia State University (2002).
Current Employment/Area of Study: 2002-Present: Graduate student at G.S.U. (Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry). Awarded a Molecular Basis for Disease alumship (2005). Teaching Anatomy and Physiology II labs (awarded excellence in teaching award by the department, 2005). Currently studying the molecular underpinnings of neuromodulation.
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: Hoping to focus on teaching at a local University, small emphasis on research.
Hometown: Brooksville, FL
Hobbies/Interests: I have given all of these up, as I am currently planning my wedding!
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: 2001-2002
E-Mail Address: biomcc2@langate.gsu.edu

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“Of course, my fondest memory is that of Chris (Heddon) taking off the top of the bus by driving under a carport at one of the schools.”


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Myra Colombani

Degrees:B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (May 2001), M.S. in Chemistry from Georgia State University (July 2004).
Current Employment/Area of Study: 2004-Present: Sixth grade science teacher at Hapeville Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:To obtain a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies with concentrations in educational leadership and become a Middle School Principal.
Hometown:Lajas, Puerto Rico
Hobbies/Interests:Muay Thai, cooking, traveling.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:June 2002-July 2004
E-Mail Address:m_colombani@hotmail.com

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“The magic that drives the Bio-Bus Program is the dedicated and excellent faculty and staff involved. During my years in the Bio-Bus program I met excellent professionals, but more important I made good friends. Always, Gracias (Thank You).”


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Vashonda Y. Dailey

Degrees: B.S. in Chemistry from Georgia Southern University (May 1999), M.S. in Chemistry from Georgia State University (May 2004).
Current Employment/Area of Study: Chemist at Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta, Georgia Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:
Hometown:
Hobbies/Interests:
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: June 2001 – August 2004
E-Mail Address: vashonda.dailey@fernbank.edu, v_dailey@hotmail.com

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“I remember teaching the heart module at an elementary school when a 2nd grader says, cows must really have a lot of love. When I asked why, she innocently responded, because they have big hearts!”


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Chisom Ezeoke

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor:Biology
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:to get into medical school
Hometown:Umuchu, Anambra State, Nigeria
Hobbies/Interests:athletics – weight training and playing soccer, playing “intelligent” and challenging video games, a good novel once in a while (to keep the vocabulary sharp), listening to good music, and a deep-rooted interest in the neuroscience aspect of Biology
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: 9 June 2008
E-Mail Address:cezeoke1@student.gsu.edu


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Justin Fincher

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor:Biology
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:MD, Who wouldn’t want to live everyday helping people feel better?
Hometown:Splitting time between Macon, Albany, and Chester … I just call Georgia my hometown
Hobbies/Interests:Volunteering at the Grady Emergency Center, one of the most exciting, fast paced places in the world. Following Georgia Tech football, Go JACKETS!!!!
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:January 2008
E-Mail Address:jfincher4@gsu.edu


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Warren Fiskus

Degrees: B.S. in Biology fromValdosta State University (1997), Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry from Georgia State University (2004)
Current Employment/Area of Study: Postdoctoral alum, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida. My current projects involve investigating the effects of hydroxamate based Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors on both Acute myelogenous leukemia and chronic myelogenous leukemia and in estrogen receptor positive breast cancers.
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: My long term goals include either working as a research scientist for a drug company or starting my own laboratory here in Tampa and doing research till I am very old.
Hometown: Thomasville and Atlanta, Georgia
Hobbies/Interests: : ….hmmm… I enjoy working in my yard, playing video games, surfing the web and watching movies, when I am not enjoying the view from my back porch.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: I remember that I started with the Bio-Bus sometime in 2003 and went out one last time in January 2004 for a Microbes and You module.
E-Mail Address: wcfiskus@yahoo.com

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“My fondest memories of the Bio-bus program were that I got to work with a very talented group of people who all had different interests and diverse teaching methods which made the various modules so much better. My best memories would have to be the Animal Diversity module and holding a straight face every time the children asked us if we collected the animals in the jars and their reaction to the live leeches. My favorite story from Drew on the Bus was the “Momma said you can’t eat chicken in the pool” story. I get the giggles every time I think about Drew telling that story.”


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Joan C. Flores aka J.C.

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor:Biology/Chemistry (Pre-Med)
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:Doctor M.D.
Hometown:Sulemaniah/ Iraqi-Kurdistan
Hobbies/Interests:Painting and Sculpting, following Mideast politics,
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:May 2002
E-Mail Address:jflores2@student.gsu.edu


Sally Gutzke

Degrees: B.A., 1969 and M.A., 1971, Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; M.S.W., Social Work, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1982; L.C.S.W. Commercial Art, Certificate Degree, Lane School of Art, Decatur, Georgia, 1998.
Current Employment/Area of Study: Realtor, with RE/MAX Executives
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: I am an independent contractor with RE/MAX so I am developing a small business. My goal is to create a successful venture that provides income for the next 15-20 years and freedom to visit grandchildren and develop my other interests. I think the freedom and time will come in a couple of years.
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Hobbies/Interests: Grandchildren (6 at last count), gardening (former Master Gardener), water color and graphic design.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: Spring 2000-October of 2004.
E-Mail Address:

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“My Bio-Bus experience was delightfully two-fold. I got to teach the little ones (and I enjoyed the lower elementary the best). I loved seeing the spark of interest and excitement in their eyes. Nurturing that love of learning is an honor and privilege and also absolutely great fun. On the other hand I got the joy of working with the graduate students as they sought their career paths. I got to encourage their journeys and support their teaching efforts, again both a privilege and a joy.”


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Michelle Iturbe

Degrees: Bachelors in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry (12-18-2004), GSU
Current Employment/Area of Study: Graduate study at George Washington University, pursuing Masters in Forensic Science with concentration in Molecular Biology.
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: Ph.D. in the field of Forensics.
Hometown: Fayetteville, GA
Hobbies/Interests: My cat Neo! and I have recently become interested in Whitewater Rafting/Kayaking.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: January 2005-August 2005
E-Mail Address: Mi731Mi@gwu.edu

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“The best thing about Bio-bus is the students. After teaching a class, when students come up to you wanting to know more about any type of science, the reward is not having taught but seeing them yearn for more!”


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Rochelle Johnson

Degrees: B.S. from Florida AM University, M.S. from Georgia State University
Current Employment/Area of Study: Dekalb County School System
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: Forensics, Medicine
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Teaching,
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: April 2003-July 2004
E-Mail Address: rjohnson42u@yahoo.com

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“I will never forget the expressions on the students faces as they walked onto the bus during the Animal Diversity presentation.”


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Crystal Jones

Degrees: B.S. Biology, Georgia State University, 2005
Current Employment/Area of Study: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics doctoral program at Emory University
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: Molecular basis of bacterial pathogenesis
Hometown: Thomaston, GA
Hobbies/Interests: Current Topics in Microbiology, Walking, Computers, Playing with my dog (Cocoa)
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: April 2003-June 2006
E-Mail Address: jonesc82@hotmail.com

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“I have many memories of my days on the Bio-Bus and made some lasting friendship with some alums. One of my wildest memories is the day that the Bio-Bus caught a flat two flat tires in one day. On the way to a school in a rural area off of I-75 North Ian noticed that our tire was going flat, and by the time we left the school after a short day of teaching the tire was completely flat and another one blew out on our way back to Atlanta. We ended up parking on the side of I-285 to wait for a tow. All of the alums took the chairs out of the back of the bus and ate lunch on the side of I-285.People were slowing up on the Expressway to look at us. It was a very exciting day to say the least! This shows that Bio-Bus alums will go through anything to make it to a school—even if it means their lives : )”


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Judith Kerr

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor: Health Promotion and Behavior
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:I aim to work as a health educator; helping individuals to avoid risky behaviors by providing them with alternative, positive behavior choices.
Hometown:New Rochelle, NY
Hobbies/Interests:Camping, Swimming, Hiking
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:September 2007
E-Mail Address:jay.car@hotmail.com


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Sharon Kerr

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor: Biology/Chemistry
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:Public Health Specialist
Hometown: New Rochelle, New York
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Teaching, Yoga
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: September 2005
E-Mail Address: sharonrkerr@gmail.com


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Kristina D. Keys, MS

Degrees: B.S. in Biology/Pre-Medicine from Florida AM University (Aug. 2001), M.S. in Biology (Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry) from Georgia State University (Aug. 2003).
Current Employment/Area of Study: 2nd Year Ph.D. student at Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA) / Cardiovascular Research Institute
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: Vascular research focusing on inflammatory responses
Hometown: Rockledge, Fl
Hobbies/Interests: Finishing school for now
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: August 2002-December 2003
E-Mail Address: Missk1218@aol.com

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“The Bio-Bus program allowed me to forge lifelong friendships and learn valuable lessons about science, as well as life.”


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Drew Kohlhorst

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor: Ph.D. Candidate, Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: Academia, Undergraduate level
Hometown: Lynchburg, VA
Hobbies/Interests:Biking, Hiking, Computers and my dogs
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:June 2003
E-Mail Address:DKohlhorst@comcast.net


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Tim Laeger

Degrees: B.S. in Chemistry from Georgia State University (1998), M.S. in Chemistry from Georgia State University (2002)
Current Employment/Area of Study: Currently finishing up 2nd year of medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: Emergency medicine or general surgery.
Hometown: I guess Atlanta because I lived there for 16 years.
Hobbies/Interests: Nothing anymore because I don’t have time, but before med school I liked to build furniture, scuba dive, fly, and martial arts.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: February 2000-August 2003
E-Mail Address:

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“I can certainly say that my time with the Bio-Bus was rewarding in several ways including the chance to work with and make new friends, teach and interact with an extremely diverse group of kids, and be allowed the flexibility of pursuing my ultimate goal of going to medical school. Thanks again…especially to Dr. Baumstark.”


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John Lassiter

Degrees: B.S. in Biology, with focus on microbiology and botany (2000), M.S. in Biology, Environmental Sciences (2004)
Current Employment/Area of Study: California Closets Corporation as Training and Design Manager
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: To attend MCG to become a Physician Assistant in Fall of 2006, to focus on Preventative Care and General Family Practice.
Hometown: Stone Mountain, Georgia
Hobbies/Interests: Automotive work, camping, working with plants and animals, in addition to studying the effects of political policy on social evolution.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: 2000-2005
E-Mail Address: kasavalah@msn.com

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“Working with the Bio-Bus was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had. I enjoyed working with children and improving my ability to communicate complex subjects in easy to understand ways. The Bio-Bus allowed me to successfully pursue a Masters Degree in Biology with hopes of becoming involved with the medical community in the future. Overall, the Bio-Bus taught me much about myself and introduced me to a wonderful diversity of friends and acquaintances that I will remember for the rest of my life.”


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Tera Ung Lassiter

Degrees: Undergraduate
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor: Biology/Chemistry
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: Anticipating graduation and pursuing a career in veterinary medicine or oncology
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Hobbies/Interests: Hanging out, dining-in, dancing, window-shopping, searching for critters and animals to poke and observe, cruising, traveling and exploring; loves trying out new projects; likes reading the classics, biography.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: August 2003
E-Mail Address: jessimineblue@hotmail.com


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Benton Lawson

Degrees: B.S. in Biology from Georgia State University (2000), M.S. in Molecular Genetics from Georgia State University (2003).
Current Employment/Area of Study: Currently researching the pathogenesis of HIV-1 as it relates to the immune system and disease progression.
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: Teach high-school, and mentor.
Hometown: Jamaica
Hobbies/Interests: Music, reading, teaching, sports.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: 2001-2003
E-Mail Address: bolawso@emory.edu

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“We took the animal diversity module to Capitol Homes summer camp one year and those children really made an impression on me, and is one of the reasons I would like to teach.”


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Reginald Lewis

Degrees: B.S. in Chemistry from Georgia State University (2001), M.S. in Chemistry from Georgia State University (2002)
Current Employment/Area of Study: Expected December 2006 Master of Medical Science (MMSc), Emory University. Current area of study is Physician Assistant student
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: Physician Assistant (PA)
Hometown: Sylvania, Georgia
Hobbies/Interests: Trumpet, German, weight lifting, running, tennis, biking
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: June 2001-December 2002
E-Mail Address: reglewis76@yahoo.com

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“I enjoyed exposing students to science, especially the underserved populations who may not have had access to the equipment the Bio-Bus provided.”


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Katie Lowrie

Degrees: B.S. Biology/minor Chemistry from Georgia State University
Current Employment/Area of Study: Science Teacher at East Coweta High School in Newnan, GA.
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: I hope you be teaching science at the high school level for a long time!
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, gardening, watching Star Trek, spending time with my husband, Robert.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: May 2004—Aug 2005
E-Mail Address: Kathryn.lowrie@cowetaschools.org

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“I remember the first time I did the “ Have a Heart” module. We were in an elementary school and I gave the anti-smoking lecture. I had never worked with younger kids before so I talked to them like I would a middle or high schooler. By the time I got done telling them about the horrible effects of smoking (what it does to your lungs, how it can kill you), they all looked like they were about to cry. Needless to say, I learned that I needed to be a little more gentle and sympathetic when working with the younger ones.”


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Kimberly N. McGill

Degrees: B.S. in Biology from Clark Atlanta University, M.S. in Biology from Georgia State University
Current Employment/Area of Study: North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services / Food and Drug Protection Division / Food Microbiology Lab / Agricultural Microbiologist Bioterrorism Supervisor
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: Work in a Genetics Research Laboratory
Hometown: Florence, South Carolina
Hobbies/Interests: Shopping, Reading, Meeting new friends
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: June 2002-December 2003
E-Mail Address: kmcgill2000@yahoo.com

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“The Bio-Bus Program was an excellent learning experience for me for my career and I was also able to make some lifetime friends!! Thanks Bio-Bus!!!!!!”


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Mike Nebiker

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor: Chemistry/Biology
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:Research Professor at a University
Hometown: Rome, NY
Hobbies/Interests: Website design, PC gaming, reading and collecting books, botany, gardening, natural products chemistry.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: May 2004
E-Mail Address: mnebiker1@gsu.edu

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:


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Candice Nelson

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor: Biology/Chemistry
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: To be a Oral Surgeon \w a Ph D in Biomedical Research
Hometown: Originally form Fresno, California
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, swimming, and hanging out with friends
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: December 2004
E-Mail Address:


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Quentin Dante Nelson

Degrees: B.S. in Chemistry from Georgia State University (2001), M.S. in Chemistry from G.S.U.(2002).
Current Employment/Area of Study: Pharmacist Intern – Kroger Pharmacy, and South Fulton Medical Center. Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate at Mercer Universities Southern School of Pharmacy, Class of 2007.
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: To become a retail, or hospital Pharmacist.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Hobbies/Interests: School, school, and more school.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: June 2001-August 2002
E-Mail Address: qdnpharmd@aol.com

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“Having the opportunity to be called by a student the youngest looking teacher they’ve ever seen!”


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Beatrix Ohiemnhen

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor:Biology major with pre-med concentration
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:o attend medical school and eventually become a pediatrician
Hometown:Uromi in Edo State,Nigeria
Hobbies/Interests:theatre, poetry, volunteering, roller skating, and baking.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: Fall 2007
E-Mail Address:b4silver@yahoo.com


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Azadeh Pazirae

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor:Biology
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:Serve as a dentist in underprivileged communities!
Hometown:In between Lawrenceville and Atlanta
Hobbies/Interests:Running, swimming, working out…anything that keeps me active!
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:August 2008
E-Mail Address:apaziraei@yahoo.com


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Allison Perry

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor:Biology conc. Biotechnology
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:Becoming a researcher/scientist
Hometown:Glace Bay, NS Canada
Hobbies/Interests:Painting and Sculpting, following Mideast politics,
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:08/2007
E-Mail Address:kwalker24@student.gsu.edu


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Kathy Rockwell

Degrees: B.A. in Biology from Georgia State University (2002)
Current Employment/Area of Study: Undergraduate Advisor, Biology Department, GSU
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: Masters in Education and teaching science
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Hobbies/Interests: Anything connected with Brazil, which she plans to visit this summer with her husband Aguirre Goncalves, who is Brazilian.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: Fall 2001-Spring 2002
E-Mail Address: biokxr@langate.gsu.edu

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“I will always appreciate my experience on the Bio-Bus. It increased my self-confidence a great deal, improved my skills at interacting with people as well as speaking in front of people, challenged me and ultimately helped to lead me to where I am today.”


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Ariel Santiago

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor:Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:I would eventually like to conduct research and teach at the university level. At the same time I would very much like to serve as a mentor to the youth in the community.
Hometown:Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Hobbies/Interests:Sports (watching and playing), camping, traveling, reading, cooking, playing my saxophone, watching movies.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:Fall 2005
E-Mail Address:asantiago2@student.gsu.edu


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David Tippens

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor: Anthropology with a concentration in Biology and the evolution of language.
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:Education and Research with a focus on the human hyoid, language, computer modeling and the development of a broader theoretical model for related concepts.
Hometown: Buckhead, GA (The one with the post office J ).
Hobbies/Interests: MMPOGs, hiking, consumption of sci-fi and fantasy multimedia and springboard diving.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: September 2002
E-Mail Address: davetippens@yahoo.com


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Chinyere Uzomba

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor:Biology/Chemistry
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests:Primary or Secondary School Education
Hometown:Mableton, GA
Hobbies/Interests:Writing poems, short stories, working out, reading, DDR
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates:December 2007
E-Mail Address:cuzomba1@student.gsu.edu


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Tanisha Witcher

Degrees:
Current Employment/Area of Study:
Major/Minor: Biology/chemistry
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: To become a Pharmacist
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Hobbies/Interests: Science, listening to music, traveling, relaxing
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: December 2004
E-Mail Address: twitcher1@student.gsu.edu


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Kun Hui Yi

Degrees: B.S. in Microbiology from University of Georgia (2001), M.S. in Biology from Georgia State University (2003), B.S.N. from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University, tentative graduation date December 2005.
Current Employment/Area of Study: Working at a local hospital, and studying really hard to graduate early from nursing school.
Major/Minor:
Long Term Career Goals/Research Interests: I would love to become a nurse practitioner (not sure which specialty). Even after my grueling semester of nursing research, I would actually still consider nursing research as a future goal.
Hometown: Augusta, GA
Hobbies/Interests: As of now, I like to read books that are not related to nursing; and I now consider naps a holiday.
Bio-Bus Start and End Dates: July 2002-July 2003
E-Mail Address: kunhui1@juno.com

A Memory of My Days with the Bio-Bus Program:
“Bio-Bus has really given me an opportunity to meet the brightest and nicest people that I could ever meet. I learned a lot from my peers in the aspects of communicating with each other and other people. I enjoyed every Bio-Bus outing because it allowed me to show children in a fun way how important science is in our lives.”