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For recent CNAS graduate Briana Baldovinos '24, UCR was a whole new dance

For the past year and a half, Briana Baldovinos has worked at the “Happiest Place on Earth”...Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, where she dances in the Main Street Parade. Before enrolling at UC Riverside, she used to dance ballet, jazz and tap – “everything” – for an average of five hours a day. She’s been dancing...
Finding Her Hive - A Summer RISE Student's Story

Finding Her Hive: A Summer RISE Student's Story

Melissa Arellano, her first name translating to "honey bee" in Greek, signifies the impact of research experiences on students' academic paths. As a 4th-year Environmental Science major that transferred from City College of San Francisco, Melissa found her passion for bees through the Summer RISE program at the University of California, Riverside. Melissa is in...
By John Perna and Karina Quevedo |
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Research Abroad: A CNAS Story

Jared Hudnall '24, a physics major at the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences at UC Riverside, spent his summer abroad doing research in Italy. We asked Jared a few questions about his experiences: (Part 1 of 5) What research topic are you working on and where? I'm working at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran...
Jordan Guillory

From physics to math to digital agriculture, Jordan Guillory ’23 is making his mark

Jordan Guillory's first research paper as a community college student in San Diego was quite literally a star-studded affair. "We were studying double stars and attempting to calculate their orbits," he remembers. "I had a lot of opportunities to get involved in research early on, and that's what really got me involved in the research...
Sonali Bhakta

For Riverside Native Sonali Bhakta, Life at UCR Brings Her Full Circle

Born and raised in Riverside, CA, Sonali Bhakta, a 4th-year Biochemistry major, has always considered UCR to be (quite literally) the campus next door. In fact, she readily and proudly admits that she’s been “intertwined” with the college in some way, shape, or form since she was a fifth grade student at Riverside STEM Academy...
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A Conversation with Jared Hudnall '24, CNAS Transfer Student

Jared Hudnall ’24 Mentone, California Major: Physics Campus activities: University Honors, STEM Connections, CNAS Science Ambassadors, Dark Matter and Neutrino Lab Hobbies: Chess Favorite place to hang out on campus: Physics Building, STEM Center, Orbach Science Library Tell us a little about yourself. I transferred from Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College to...
Sophia Parks

Student Spotlight: Sophia Parks

Name: Sophia Parks Hometown: Murrieta, CA Undergraduate school, major and graduation year: University of California, Riverside, BS in Neuroscience, 2017 Graduate school, program, and graduation year: University of California, Riverside, Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology/Nematology, expected 2021 Websites: dillmanlab.org and propel.stanford.edu/scholar How did you become interested in your field of study? I have been interested in...
Samantha Morales-Torres

CNAS Student Spotlight: Samantha Morales-Torres

Name: Samantha Morales-Torres Major: 3rd Year Neuroscience Major Hometown: Riverside, CA Take us through your decision to attend UCR. As a first generation college student, what did attending a university mean to you and your family? After spending my freshman year at UCSD, I realized that I needed to make a change after my grades...
Caroline Hung

CNAS Student Spotlight: Caroline Hung

Name: Caroline Hung Degree: 2 nd year Ph.D. student, Geochemistry in Earth and Planetary Sciences Hometown: Kenmore, WA Lab Website How did you become interested in Earth and Planetary Sciences and please share with us why you chose UCR to pursue your Ph.D.? Hardly ever exposed to nature as a kid, I was raised in...
By CNAS Communications |
Colby Ostberg

CNAS Student Spotlight: Colby Ostberg

Name: Colby M. Ostberg Program: Ph.D. in Geological Sciences (with a focus on Exoplanets and Venus) Hometown: Seaside, CA www.colbyostbergphd.com As a first generation college student, can you describe some of the obstacles you faced and how you overcame those challenges to get to this point in your academic career? For my undergraduate studies, I...
By CNAS Communications Staff |
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