Cath Brislane

Subject Lead/ Undergraduate Scholar, University of York
Simon Ogundare

Student, Columbia University

<p>I'm currently a first-year student at Columbia University majoring in Neuroscience and Behaviour. I was originally born in New York City, yet have lived for the majority of my life in Nigeria and England. I'm passionate about research in medicine and climate science, and am looking forward to sharing what I've discovered as well as learn from my peers on the Scholars Network.</p>
Polina Foteva

Second year, BSc Biochemistry, University of St Andrews

<p>Hi, I'm Polina Foteva and I'm a Biochemstry student in St Andrews University. I am interested in the properties of enzymes and mechanism of biocatalysis. It is really exciting to be part of the Laidlaw Network and I can't wait for my first summer as a Laidlaw scholar.</p>
Anne Moorhouse

Student , University of St Andrews

<p>I am a History of Art student at the University of St Andrews. As part of the 2021 Laidlaw Scholars cohort, I will be researching, 'Das Unheimliche: Symbolism, Surrealism and the Art of Introspection'. For the past four years, I have been volunteering with English Heritage, where I began as a Learning Team Manager and room Explainer in Kenwood House. I am currently working as a Young Producer for the organisation's 'Shout Out Loud' programme. During my second year at St Andrews, I enjoyed writing for the university's Calliope Arts Journal.&nbsp;</p>
Isabel Kestler

2021 Scholar, University of St. Andrews

<p>I am an undergraduate student at the University of St. Andrews, studying Philosophy and Mathematics. I am interested mainly in Logic and the Philosophy of Science and my research project will focus on the Philosophy of Space Exploration and Exoplanet Science.</p>
Robyn Adams

Student, University of St Andrews


Clarke, St Andrews

<p>I am an undergraduate Economics and Mathematics student in the 2021 Cohort of the University of St Andrews. My research project will be a statistical analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on international voting behaviours, particularly regarding the re-election of political leaders (or lack thereof), but my interests expand to <em>anything </em>Econ.&nbsp;</p>
Ana Julia Ferreira

Scholar, University of St Andrews

Robb Calder

Student, University of St Andrews

<p>I am a third year undergraduate studying astrophysics at the University of St Andrews. My research interest is in exoplanetary science, specifically cloud formation in exoplanetary atmospheres and how this process influences the abundance of bio-tracers in atmospheres.</p> <p>I enjoy running in St Andrews and at home. I am an active contributor to Strava, and train regularly for running events. I also frequently use the university gym and follow regular fitness routines to complement my running.</p> <p>My passions also extend to music: I play and conduct in the university wind orchestra and I have also played with several brass bands in the local community. Additionally, I am the events manager for the university music society, and I am working on new and exciting ways to organise online socials for the society.&nbsp;</p>

Student; Laidlaw Scholar, University of Rwanda


Student researcher, HKU


student, university of Rwanda

Charlie Greenall

Student, Durham University

<p>I am aspiring for a career in Clinical Psychology. I am currently a first-year BSc Psychology undergraduate at Durham University. At the forefront of my desire to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology is the want to help those who have not been given their fair chance in society. My range of experiences has enabled me to interact with people of many different backgrounds and allowed me to adapt my view of society, which I hope will aid me in my future career direction. My primary interests in the field lie within the study of eating disorders and the impact of trauma.</p>
Shysta Sehgal

Research Assistant, University of Toronto

Fatima Formuli

Student Researcher, University of Toronto

<p>Hi! I'm an undergraduate scholar from the University of Toronto and am interested in <span style="text-decoration: underline;">inclusion and mental health</span>. With my research project, I hope to explore how we improve mental health support and treatments to make them more accessible and inclusive of Canadian Muslims. Beyond my research interests, I enjoy connecting with people and learning from people's diverse backgrounds and unique experiences. I'm a keen listener and love learning new things!</p>
Yusra Shafi

Research Assistant at WISH Lab, The University of Toronto, St. George

<p>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.</p> <p>Schools and Universities <span style="font-weight: 400;">do not only provide an academic education - they also serve as a premise for self-development and the formation of interpersonal connections. </span>My research utilizes the concepts of Self-determination theory, and focuses on analyzing the biggest barriers and possible solutions to a 'positive' university experience, and how this can impact student mental health.</p>
Madeleine Atkinson

Undergraduate Scholar, University of Durham

<p>Student at Durham University studying Social Sciences. Staff-Student Representative. Undergraduate Laidlaw Scholar.</p> <p>My research interests include gerontology, dementia, the social model of disability, and the epistemology of health.</p> <p>In my spare time I enjoy creative writing, poetry, and queer literature.</p>
Sarina Zhou

Undergraduate Researcher, Cornell University

Makenna Ramsay

Student and scholar , Cornell University

<p>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.&nbsp;</p>
Medha Bulumulla

Student, Cornell University

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">I grew up in Upstate New York, near Albany, NY, and spent my freshmen year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I&rsquo;m studying Biometry and Statistics with a minor in Information Sciences. I hope to help make sustainable changes in the world through data analysis and research. In my free time, I enjoy painting, crocheting, and making clothing. </span></p>