Melissa Rose (She/Her)

Development Partner - Laidlaw Scholars, University of York
Álvaro López-Acosta

Postdoctoral Researcher , Université de Strasbourg

They say you can't be an actor and a scientist. But what if the greatest role is leading the charge for change?  I'm a PhD chemist with a flair for the dramatic (and public speaking!). Research is my forte, but my passion lies in using science to create a positive impact. Academia's a great play, but I'm itching for a bigger stage. The Laidlaw Network? My backstage pass to a world of impactful leaders I can learn from.  Can I combine my love for science with the thrill of leadership? The curtain is about to rise on my next adventure. Let's connect! Countries I lived: 🇪🇸 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 🇫🇷 🇹🇿 🇮🇱/🇵🇸 Passionate about ✈️ and 👨‍🔬. Love 🧳, 🎾,  🎭 and 🌐🇪🇺 interpreting.
Yauvani Sudarshan (she/her)

Student, The University of Hong Kong

Hi there :)) I'm Yauvani! I carried out my research project in summer 2023 at the University of York, where I worked on Apol2/Apol3 proteins in the inflammasome pathways. Feel free to drop me a chat anytime! 
Alessia Vlasceanu

Student, University of York

My name is Alessia and I am going into my 3rd Year of Psychology at the University of York. I am currently researching action perception and how autism can impact it. In my free time, I like to delve deeper into the human-computer interaction and the future of AI, as well as topics in marketing and global competitiveness.
Sunwoo Joo

Student, The University of Hong Kong

Patrick paul martin

Student, Uni of york

Georgetown University joined the Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarship Programme as a partner institution in Fall 2021. The Georgetown University Center for Research and Fellowships announced the university's first Laidlaw Scholars cohort in April 2022.
Brenda Sañudo

Socio-Environmental Innovation Consultant, makesense

Developing ideas and leaders that transform the world—from the very center of business. As the only top Ivy League business school immersed in the global business hub that is New York City, we offer students unparalleled access to leaders from across industries — in the classroom, throughout the city, and around the globe. The Lord Irvine A.S. Laidlaw ’65 Scholarship at Columbia Business School provides crucial financial assistance to female MBA students, giving them access to an unparalleled business education and entrée into an expanding community of incredibly talented and supportive Laidlaw Columbia Business Scholars.
Jerome Pek

Student, University of York

I am a Film and Television Production undergraduate from the University of York. Prior to undergraduate studies, I took a gap year as an intern for a TV production house for national broadcast in Singapore. I aspire to use my post-production skills to tell stories that make a positive impact.
Andrew Singleton (he series)

Administrator, Office of the Provost, Tufts University

Andrew Singleton has recently joined the Tufts-Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Programme team as a Programme Administrator and is excited to continue to elevate the Laidlaw Programming for current and future scholars. He joined the programme from Venture Café, which connects and educates the entrepreneurial and innovation community in Boston through programs/spaces/events and many other cities around the world. He has a B.S. from MIT in Biology and a background in social-impact enterprises, wind-power, user-computer-interfaces, as well as computer network design. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys travel, hiking, and wildlife photography.
Yu Yao

Student, University of York

Hi, my name is Tina. 😄 I am from University of York, studying Interactive Media. My project is to explore how the VR technology can help people to better understand about dyslexia.  My passion in gaming, storytelling and content design motivate me to look into ways these can be applied to impact public awareness about disabilities in a positive way. Please feel free to contact with me on chat, email or instagram. I am looking forward to have a chat with you ;)
Thomas Williams

Third Year Medical Student, Hull York Medical School

Hi, I'm Thomas (or Tom)  I'm a Third-Year medical student studying at Hull York Medical School (HYMS). So far, the course has been great and I have really enjoyed meeting lots of new people. My research project focuses around an area of biology I have found super interesting since joining medical school - the blood and the immune system! As well as my studies, I am a Choral Singer for Hull Minster where I sing a whole range of music, as well as performing with other various music groups in the Yorkshire Area. I am also the Regional Student Volunteering Officer for the North East.  In terms of the future, my plans aren't completely set in stone yet - I'm open to many new experiences before I make that decision. If you have any questions for me, I would love for you to get in contact :) 
Kiran Kaur Thind

Student , University of York

I am an undergraduate law student at the University of York, with aspirations to undertake the Bar Practice Course upon graduation. I have a strong interest in public and international law and human rights and hope to practice as a barrister in the near future. 
Alicia Sanz Maestro

Student, University of York

Hi! I'm Alicia and I am a fourth year Chemistry student at the University of York. I'm especially interested in the development of new materials for biomedical applications but I'm always open to learn about different areas of research in Chemistry!
Sophia Rier

Student, University of York

US expat that came for school and stayed for the Mini Eggs. Researching inertial confinement fusion and studying fusion energy development. He/him and she/her, he/him preferred.
Eirlys Morgan

Student , University of York

Grace McWilliam

Student, University of York

I am an impassioned student deeply engaged in the multifaceted realm of social and political science. At the heart of my academic pursuits lies an ardent exploration of critical theory, where scholars like Foucault, Fanon, Mbembe, Tyler and Rodney build transformative insights. My scholarly interests are wide-ranging, encompassing a nuanced understanding of anti-colonialism and its enduring impact on global dynamics. The urgency of global issues fuels my exploration of global apartheid and necropolitics, where I scrutinise the intersections of power, race, and sovereignty in our interconnected world. My current extracurricular focuses are drug policy and refugee rights, through an intersectional lens with issues of race, class, and disability being considered. In the realm of disability studies, my focus extends to unravelling societal constructs that perpetuate ableism, pushing the boundaries of inclusivity and accessibility in my research. Simultaneously, I delve into the intricate dynamics of capital, exploring economic disparities and the role of capitalism in shaping global power structures. When envisioning my future, I aspire to be the head researcher at a non-governmental organisation (NGO), where I can translate my academic passion into impactful initiatives, contributing meaningfully to social justice causes and transformative change. 
Oliver Horn

Film & TV Production Student, University of York

I am in the early stages of a career in the Film & Television industry. I am currently studying Film & Television Production BSc (Hons) at the University of York. I have always had a passion for everything Film & Television, it has long been my dream to enter this industry.  I have directed and been involved in numerous professional-standard short films. My productions can be viewed on my OTHstudios YouTube channel, which holds hundreds of subscribers and thousands of views. I recently completed my A-Level study at York College with Film Studies, Media Studies, Business Studies, Drama and the Extended Project Qualification receiving A*, A*, A, A, B. I enjoy fast-paced professional environments, and look forward to developing my skills as much as possible in the future.
Madelaine Grove

Student, University of York

I'm in my fourth year of studying biology at the University of York, after taking a paleobiology tutorial on a whim last year I have found myself completely indulged in this area of biology, and it has formed the basis of my research project. After spending my gap-year volunteering with endangered species around the world, I take particular interest in issues surrounding biodiversity loss and species protection. 
Imogen Gaskell

Psychology Student , University of York

Pronouns: She/her  I am a fourth-year Psychology student at the University of York. My research topic focuses on existential risks and what non-experts (the general public) consider to be the most worrisome, important, neglected, and tangible (the ITN framework).  My hobbies include going on walks and spending time outside, visiting lots of different libraries and doing arts and crafts, like making jewellery, sewing, drawing etc.  I’m excited to connect with new people who share similar interests!