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Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, Columbia University
Hey, I'm Kobi (he/him) and I’m an undergraduate Laidlaw Scholar studying Biological Sciences with a concentration in Animal Physiology at Cornell University. I’m currently a sophomore from Ithaca, New York pursuing the pre-veterinary track, and my academic interests lie in veterinary medicine, genetics, and molecular biology. My research focuses on evaluating Holstein dairy cattle genomic data with the goal of identifying genetic regions associated with cattle health, dairy production, and disease resistance in order to inform cattle breeding and management decisions internationally. Outside of academics and research, I am passionate about traveling, sustainability, animals, and all things music.
Hi Laidlaw family! I'm Jennifer, a native New Yorker, currently studying at London Business School for my MBA. I spent the last 3 years prior to my MBA at a tech start-up learning different parts about the business, including sales functions, solutions, and product. Prior to that I honed my market research skills at a market research consultancy firm, specializing in tech products. In my free time I love to dance, specifically salsa, bachata, and merengue.
Incoming Penultimate Year Economics and Politics student at the University of Leeds, from near Stuttgart, Germany. My research project aims to create an effective mentoring approach that supports the development of self-esteem in shy children after their transition to secondary school.
I am part of a team of four scholars who are working together with Durham University to research what makes a successful Multi-Academy Trust serving disadvantaged communities. In particular, we are focusing on the Laidlaw Schools Trust, which comprises seven schools in the North of England that predominantly serve disadvantaged pupils. Overall, this is part of the effort to reduce the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their more affluent peers.
I would love to talk about international politics, history, football and your all-time favourite Netflix shows!
My name is Sarah (she/her) and I study Theoretical Physics at Trinity College Dublin. My research project is about lattice stretching and depletion of electrons - I will be simulating several metals on a software called VASP, changing different aspects of their quantum properties with the ultimate aim of making the metals more magnetic. I chose this research topic because I'd really like to learn more about how physics works on the nanoscale, and how we can tailor materials on this level to give them certain properties to suit particular purposes - for example, if the metals in my project can be made more magnetic then they could be used to create longer-lasting and stronger computer hard drives.
Hello! My name is Yusra, and I am a third-year Psychology student at the University of Toronto, St. George. I am passionate about mental health, especially in the disciplines of Education and Organisational Behaviour.
Schools and Universities do not only provide an academic education - they also serve as a premise for self-development and the formation of interpersonal connections. My research utilizes the concepts of Self-determination theory, and focuses on analyzing the biggest barriers to a 'positive' university experience, possible solutions that can be enacted, and how all these factors can influence student mental health.
Hi there! My name is Julie and I am a Third Year student of English Literature & German at Trinity College Dublin. On a day-to-day basis, I serve as the Liaison Officer for Trinity Q Soc and as the Student Union Class Rep for Third Year students in Joint Honors English Literature.
My primary interests lie in contemporary literature and its thematic relevance to current events. My research project will look at internal misogyny in the works of Margaret Atwood.
I look forward to getting to connect with you and getting involved with the programme!