Kayla Kim

Marketing Manager, Laidlaw Foundation
Julia Silberman

student, Tufts University

I'm currently a junior, studying biochemistry. I'm excited to be working in the Kumar lab investigating chemical solutions to biological problems. 

I aspire to perform research that is impactful and meaningful to individuals in their everyday lives. In my spare time, I enjoy dancing and hiking, as well as advocating for climate justice and civic engagement. 

Cherry Sylge

Chemistry Student, University of York

Hello! I am a first year student studying chemistry at the University of York. 

For my research project, I'm interested in ring expansion cascade reactions and how we can effectively synthesise their starting materials. 

I'm looking forward to becoming an effective leader who can make a positive impact in whatever industry I end up in, and inspire more women to pursue careers in STEM subjects.  

I also love triathlon, learning French and playing guitar.

Emilia Privat

Student, UCL

Eliza Brownsord

Student, University of Leeds

I am Laidlaw scholar and undergraduate student at the University of Leeds studying towards a LLB. My research aims to greater understand the public's perceptions towards rehabilitation and reintegration of terrorists into society through literature reviews and studying data from public surveys. The wider implications of this research will hopefully mean that public policy is influenced in ways to be more receptive to the public's needs and that society will become more educated in this area. 

Outside of my studies I really enjoy reading, travelling, cooking, listening to music and spending quality time with my friends and family.

Katherine Fox

Sustainablity and Environmental Management Student , University of Leeds

Inkindi Mutoni Sabine

STEM Subject Lead, University of Rwanda

I am a final year student at the University of Rwanda, studying Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. I am also the STEM Subject Lead. My project is about bringing a system that could help in minimizing the number of high-school and primary students who bring cell phones at school since it's one of the major sources of distraction. I am very interested in IoT (Internet of Things) related fields. I enjoy challenging myself because it always helps me to step out of my comfort zone. 

Chan Ka Man, Carmen

Student, The University of Hong Kong

Stephanie Ormond

Student (she/her), Durham University

I'm currently a second-year history student at Durham University from West Sussex with a particular interest in connections between the modern and medieval worlds. For my research, I will be looking at the use of the Crusades within far-right organizations and what it reveals about the readings of crusade history. Also, I like music and photography.

Lorna Pepperill

Student, Durham University

I'm Lorna and I'm studying Combined Hons in Social Sciences at Durham University. My subjects include sociology, politics and anthropology with a core interest in theories as well as social division. 

I am devoted to discovering and understanding the structures and relationships that govern our lives and society. Through learning and applying sociological, political and anthropological theories I believe we can uncover not only valuable but also critical information on how we interact with society and vice versa. 

My summer research topic explores if the Covid-19 pandemic has influenced how one views their body and health and whether this influence is gendered. Through questioning people's changing relationships to food, exercise and social media throughout the lockdowns, I aim to begin to unearth the entanglement of unprecedented social phenomena and body image. 

Oshi Garg

Student, HKU

Marshay Clarke

CEO & Founder, Buzzoms

Chinweike Paul Ezeokafor

Student, Durham University

Joelle Weir

Student, University of Toronto

Hi! I'm currently a journalism and Environmental Chemistry student at the University of Toronto. I like to read, dance, and do yoga. I am also a MAJOR Foodie and cook all the time. My favorite classes this semester has been Intro to Journalism, Mandarin, and Stats! I also talk about social journalism and live-stream in my free time.


Administrative Coordinator, Tufts University

Research and Academic Administration
Makenna Ramsay

Student and scholar , Cornell University

I am a sophomore at Cornell University studying Animal Science. I plan to pursue vet school after graduation or go to grad school. For fun, I like to train and show dogs, ride horses, read, travel, and spend time outside. I am looking forward to developing my research and my leadership skills as a Laidlaw Scholar. I'm excited to travel internationally to pursue a meaningful experience helping others. 

Mindy Duggan

Undergraduate Student, Tufts University

Hi fellow scholars! My name is Mindy Duggan and I am a rising Junior undergraduate student at Tufts University. I am so excited to get to know as many of you as possible and complete my research this summer— which is on autism representation in the hit television show The Good Doctor. I will be asking for participants so if you are interested, please feel free to reach out! During my free time, I love to volunteer with kids— especially children with disabilities. I also love escaping to nature, camping, and trying hole-in-the-wall food places :)

Dawn Geronimo Terkla

Associate Provost, Tufts University

As Associate Provost of Tufts University, Dr. Dawn Geronimo Terkla oversees the Offices of Institutional Research & Evaluation (OIR&E); The Center for Enhancement of Learning & Teaching (CELT), and the Tufts Laidlaw Scholars Program: serves on the USAID funded EPT2 One Health Workforce Project; provides guidance across the university on issues relating to institutional research, outcomes assessment, and evaluation; provides critical management information to senior administrators; and serves on university-wide committees (Academic Council, Administrative Council, Social Science IRB, Tufts IT Steering Committee, Information Stewardship Sub-committee, Student Information Steering Committee, as well as, co-chairing the University-Wide Committee on Teaching and Faculty Development. Dr. Terkla is the University Accreditation Liaison Officer to the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). In addition, she participates in school-level accreditations, providing support as needed. She has held leadership positions in several organizations serving as President of both the North East Association for Institutional Research and the Association for Institutional Research, as well as the Chair of the US Department of Educational National Postsecondary Executive Committee (NPEC) Council on Postsecondary Education Statistics. In addition, she has served on the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium Board of Directors, the UCLA/ACE Cooperative Institutional Research Program Advisory Committee, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Commission on Policy Analysis and the National Student Clearinghouse Advisory Committee. Dr. Terkla earned a doctorate in higher education research from Harvard University, a Masters of Public Policy from the University of California Berkeley, and a bachelors degree from Ohio Wesleyan University where she majored in politics and government. In addition, she was awarded a management certificate from the Management Institute for Women in Higher Education.
Victor Gachoki Mwendia

Student, University of Leeds

Hi! I'm Victor Gachoki, an enthusiast in the world of innovative technology. I study Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering and I'm currently in my first year. I love to read, blog and play rugby. Being a Laidlaw Scholar means the world to me, and I can't wait to grasp every inch of experience through both the research and leadership program.

Christine Valenza Shin

Associate Dean, Beyond Barnard, Barnard College

Chelsea Castaneda

Student, London Business School