2018 Course Assistants

sophie-letcherSophie Letcher
Kenyon College

Sophie graduated from Kenyon College in 2018 with a B.A. in Neuroscience. While at Kenyon, she was a member of the Petersen Lab and worked on a project investigating the pathways by which pharmacological therapeutics can enhance myelination in zebrafish. She also has research experience in Boston and New Zealand, and will be taking an upcoming gap year to work as a research technician before applying to graduate school. In her free time, Sophie enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her dog.

Sophie joined NS&B as a course assistant in 2018.

briana-olea-roweBriana Olea-Rowe
University of Arizona

Briana is a junior at the University of Arizona and is majoring in neuroscience and cognitive science with a minor in biochemistry. She currently works in Nicholas Strausfeld’s lab assisting graduate students in their histological preparations and analysis of arthropod nervous system. After graduation Briana intends on applying to medical school. As for hobbies, Briana enjoys volunteering at local elementary and high schools to get children more interested in science, going to the movie theatre, and spending time with her dog.

Briana joined NS&B as a course assistant in 2018.

nicole-riceNicole Rice
Northern Arizona University

Nicole graduated from the honors college at Northern Arizona University in 2017 with a B.S. in Biology. Currently, she is taking a gap year and working as a research technician at NAU’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation where she studies muscle physiology and the protein titin. Nicole will be starting the Master’s program at NAU in the Fall. During her spare time, Nicole enjoys snowboarding, painting, and traveling.

Nicole joined NS&B as a course assistant in 2018.