2017 SIP Interns

Emma Duran

EmmaDuranI am a rising senior at scotts valley high school. I am working with my mentor Chris studying the effect of diet on bite force scaling in the Musteloidea superfamily. I am interested in biology and chemistry and plan on pursuing a career in marine biology. I also enjoy swimming, reading, and drawing.

 

 

 

 

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Aarzu Gupta

AarzuGuptaI am a rising sophomore at The Harker School in San Jose. This summer, I am working with my mentor, Christiane, to quantify how inclines of 5 and 10 degrees affect the terrestrial locomotion of Echidna nebulosa, specifically changes in their kinematic behavior. I am interested in Computer Science and Biology and am hoping to continue researching in those fields. Additionally, I am a part of my school’s robotics team. As of next year, I will be the Secretary of the Women in STEM(WiSTEM) club and the editor of content and design for my school’s science journal, Harker Horizon. Aside from my STEM interests, I enjoy singing and dancing as I am a member of a selective choir and participate in my school’s annual dance show. I also volunteer at Akshaya Patra: a non-profit motivating underprivileged children to attend school by providing them with free meals.

Christopher He

ChrisHeI am a rising senior at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley in San Jose, working with my mentor Christiane Jacquemetton on the terrestrial locomotion of eels. I love all things biology and science, and plan to study biology in college. In my free time I work on CAD for my robotics team, play volleyball, and play the clarinet in a local orchestra.

 

 

 

 

Isaac Santillan

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