SI Leaders 2019

Lauren Bajorek

ANTH 160

"I was accepted into KU's Museum Studies
MA program & I can't wait! I'll especialize in
Museum Education & Public Programming."

Joshua Muse

ACCT 200

"I hope to graduate at the end of 2019, be an
intern at a public accounting firm in KC &
start my Masters of Accounting at KU!"

Abby Idoux

BIOL 100

"I am from Overland Park, KS, so I
didn't travel far to live my dream at
KU! I am a first generation student
& my current goal is to be admitted
to KU's nursing school!"

Coral Walker

BIO 150

"I will be attending KU Med this
 summer for medical school! My
dream is to be a pediatric oncologist!
No matter what I want to work with
kids. Some fun facts are that I love
music, coffee, penguins, & yellow!"

Kathryn Vaage

BIOL 200

"I am a Sophomore from Savage, 
Minnesota and a Pre-Pharmacy major
with a business minor & I am starting
Pharmacy school in this coming fall!"

Sidney Sibenaller

ACCT 200

"I am graduating in May with a double major
 on Finance and Management &
 Leadership and I will be moving
 to Leawood, KS to work as a
 treasury analyst!"

Aaron Aylor

ASTR 191

"I am a computer engineering
major &  astronomy minor. My  
career goal is to work on designing 
computer systems that go
on telescopes, satellites, and more!"

Sami Schechter

BIOL 100

"In my free time, I enjoy
    playing ice hockey, crafting,
   hanging out with my friends
   and family, and spending 
  time with my puppy, Amber!"

Sydney Parker

BIOL 100

"I plan to pursue a career in nursing.
I hope to work in intensive care. 
Ellen Degeneres is one of my role 
models & one fun fact is that I once 
auditioned to be on "Survivor""

Mattea Keister

BIOL 150

"Currently I am interested in 
pursuing a medical degree, with the 
goal of becoming an oncologist.
I desire to work in academic medicine
teaching classes, seeing patients,
and running clinical trials."

Shelby Brown

BIOL 200

"I'm a sophomore from O'Fallon, MO
studying prepharmacy. This fal
l, I'll be
attending KU's School of 
Pharmacy! Fun fact, my 3 favorite 
things are the Cardinals, Dr Pepper, & my dog, Lillie!"

Hasina Patel

BIOL 240

"I am a Nursing Major I will be
attending the University of Kansas
Nursing program in Kansas City
next year! My goal academically
is to graduate with honors as a BSN!"

Riley Davis

BIOL 240

"I love traveling with my family!
And love to spend weekends exploring
Lawrence with my friends!"

Allison Swada

BIOL 241  

    I'm an exercise science
   major from Rose Hill, KS
   & I love to help students
    gain the confidence they
    need to succeed at KU!"

Naiya Patel

BIOL 241

"I am a senior in Molecular,
Cellular, & Developmental
Biology & Business minor. I'll
attend dental school this fall!"

Meredith Dumler

               CHEM 150

"I am studying to be a civil engineer and hope
      to some day work to help with natural disaster
       relief. I am also pursuing a minor in French!"

Olivia Janacaro

       CHEM 110

"I'm in my second year of the pre-nursing
  program so next semester I'll be starting
  the clinical part of Nursing School."

Mani Sandhu

CHEM 130

"I am a pre-med student studying   
       biochemistry & my career goal is to  
      attend medical school and become a  
      successful physician. Some fun facts  
        include that I like to play tennis and  
          football & I really love chemistry!"   

Mitch Simmons

         EECS 168/169

"I hope to graduate in Spring 2020
         and apply computer science and
         data analytics to the finance industry.
         I'm from Colorado and have been a
         Jayhawk fan since I was born!"

Chris Gerhardt-Mathews

ME 312

"I am a Mechanical Engineering 
           student and I love thermodynamics
           and teaching ME 312!" 


Nidhi Patel

BIOL 241

        I am a senior this year, so
    I am graduating this May!
   Next fall, I will attend KU
   School of Medicine! And
   I love to dance, watch
    Netflix, & travel!"

Casey Watkins

BIOL 241

"I am majoring in Exercise Science &
minoring in Spanish! I want to
get my masters which 
will allow me to become a PA!"

Haley Beaven

CHEM 150

"My overall goal in life is to
help the environment by
designing efficient water
treatment plants. I plan to go
to grad school for a masters
in Civil Engineering!"

Nidhi Patel

BIOL 600

"I am a MCDB and English double
major on the pre-med track.
Biochemistry was one of my
favorite courses to take & very
important for when I took the MCAT!"

Benjamin Wyss

ECON 142

 "I'm a computer science student looking to pursue a career
in software engineering! For fun fact,
I've memorized over 60 digits of the number pi!"

Megana Chinalachaiagari

EECS 168

"I am a Computer Science Major with a   
minor in business. After I graduate, I'd 
like to be able to work within the industry, 
hopefully somewhere on the West Coast  
in the technology hub bubble!"  

Bradley Collicott

ME 312

"Propulsion systems are my main  
interest in aerospace engineering,   
so I plan on designing jet, rocket, or    
hybrid aircraft engines. I would also  
like to pursue a graduate degree  
in order to become a professor!"  

Hanna Clem

SOC 104

"I hope to graduate with a degree
in Strategic Communications and a
minor in Film & Media studies! I want
to be a project manager & plan big events like
movies or concerts with event planning teams!"

Kate Schau

MTHC 115

"I am a Music major and I
    am planning on attending
   graduate school after I
   graduate from KU to focus
    on music theory!"

Jade Kearney

POLS 110

"I plan on graduating through
the LEAD program at KU with
honors, before pursuing a
career in corporate

Ashleigh Bickfoed

SOC 104

"I’m studying Applied Behavioral   
    Science and Spanish. A fun fact
   is that I am studying abroad
   in Seoul this summer!"

Grace Cooper

SOC 104

"Throughout my academic career I
want to learn about a wide array of 
subjects to increase my breadth of 
knowledge along my major in

Madison Runyan

 POLS 170 

"I am a Political Science major 
 & I am working towards getting
the Topeka internship for Political Science!" 

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