Elena Pouchilina – Class of 2009

Elena graduated with a major in Mathematics. She is a member of the inaugural class of WINS. She studied in London for the Fall 2008 semester. She plans to attend graduate school for Mathematics and participate in research and internship in a variety of mathematics fields.


Jennifer Chen – Class of 2010

Jennifer graduated with a computer science major and business studies minor. She actively applies her computer science skills working as a technology analyst in the financial industry at Citigroup. Besides academics, she enjoys biking and playing tennis.


Angelica Murdukhayeva – January 2010 Graduate

Angelica graduated magna cum laude with honors in Environmental Studies. She studied field ecology in the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil, conducted research on riparian vegetation in western Nevada and helped to compile a field guide for East River Park. She received an MS in Environmental Science from the University of Rhode Island in May 2012. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and volunteering with local community organizations.


Emma Storm – Class of 2010

Emma Storm graduated from NYU in 2010 with a bachelors in physics. She entered a graduate program in physics at UC Santa Cruz in the fall of 2010, where she worked on multiwavelength observations of galaxy clusters with her advisor, Professor Tesla Jeltema. As a graduate student, in addition to research, she participated in a multi-year program to train early-career scientists in evidence-based teaching methods through the Institute for Scientist Engineer Educators (ISEE). She graduated with a PhD in physics in the spring of 2015. Her thesis is titled "Nonthermal Emission from Galaxy Clusters." She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at GRAPPA at the University of Amsterdam. She is working on multiwavelength astrophysical searches for dark matter with her supervisor, Professor Christoph Weniger. Her long-term career goals include a strong emphasis on teaching as well as research. In her free time, she likes to cook and take long bike rides exploring her new home of Amsterdam.


Katrina Garland – Class of 2011

Katrina graduated in 2011 with a psychology major and dramatic literature minor. Over the past few years, she has been studying the relationship between perception and action in 9-month-old infants at Professor Adolph’s Infant Action Lab. Her years of research culminated with my senior project, "Developmental Links Between Perception and Motor Action," which she presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference. She was also the president of Kids Acting Out, a community service club dedicated to developing the theatrical talents of inner city youth. She is currently in a Psychology PhD program at Hunter College.


Marie Tosa – Class of 2011

I graduated with my BA in biology from NYU in May 2011 and with my MS in zoology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in May 2015. Since then, I've been working jobs in wildlife and ecology; last summer, I was in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks working on a river otter project, and in the fall, I was helping out on the Mexican Wolf Recovery Project in Arizona. I just started a new job at the US Geological Survey working on bighorn sheep research and conservation in Glacier National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, and Grand Canyon National Park. I'm lucky that my office is in Glacier National Park and part of my job involves hiking some of the iconic trails; I'm collecting data on plant phenology to assess the impacts of climate change on this region and grizzly bears.


Jin Ju Yi – Class of 2011

Jin Ju graduated in 2011 with a degree in chemistry. While at NYU she worked with Dr. Michael D Ward in NYU's Molecular Design Institute. Here research there involved synthesizing molecular capsules in hydrogen-bonded frameworks. She plans to enter a doctoral program in chemistry in fall 2012.


Jing W. Xiao – Class of 2012

Jing graduated in 2012 with a degree in biochemistry and a math minor. While at NYU, she worked in a biophysical chemistry DNA lab studying the effects of base sequence on DNA repair.  She has interned in the fragrances industry, developing stable solvents for lotions and perfumes. Starting in fall 2012, she will be pursuing a dual Bachelor's and Master's Degree as part of NYU's accelerated five year program. She has served as the secretary and Vice President of the Draper Chemical Society.