TEAM

For every biological process, there is an intricate series of reactions going on behind the scenes, cells and organs tirelessly slaving away to make sure we're still alive and functional. In the same way for every outward action of the Young Researchers Program there is twofold internal movement. And our dedicated Executive Board are the ones who slave away tirelessly to make all that happen. Meet the masterminds behind this program!

E-Board

President

Name: Piero Salas-Allende
Hometown: Long Island, New York
Major: Bioengineering ‘22
Fun Fact: I got 21 stitches on my face because of my loving dog. 

Piero Salas-Allende

Vice President

Name: Samantha Rabinovich
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Major: Biological Sciences ‘22 
Fun Fact: I’m a Russian speaking Ukrainian.

Samantha Rabinovich

Treasurer

Name: Grace Wang
Hometown: Weston, MA
Major: Policy, Analysis and Management ‘22
Fun Fact: I love surprising people, especially throwing surprise parties!!

Grace Wang

Lecture Series

Member

Name: Neil Sathi
Hometown: Port Jefferson, NY
Major: Biological Sciences | Neurobiology ‘22
Fun Fact: Retired tennis player: ½ of the 2017 CHSAA doubles champions. 

Neil Sathi

Member

Name: Steven Persaud
Hometown: Queens, NY
Major: Biological Sciences ‘21
Fun Fact: I’m one of, if not the only person graduating in 2021 in this program.

Steven Persaud

Member

Name: SM Shariar
Hometown: Jamaica, NY
Major: Biological Sciences ‘22 | Neuro Concentration 
Fun Fact: I used to design wooden bridges for engineering competitions.

SM Shariar

Secretary

Name: Jaden Ombres
Hometown: New York, New York
Major: Biology | Genetics ‘22
Fun Fact: I backpacked in Maine for two weeks straight.

Jaden Ombres

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Member

Name: Shriya Desai
Hometown: Darien, CT
Major: (Prospective) Chemistry Major
Fun Fact: I don’t have a middle name!

Shriya Desai

Member

Name: Moqiu Cheng
Hometown: Hangzhou, China

Major: Sociology, Psychology
Fun Fact:  I would love to provide free cat pictures at all times. 

Moqiu Cheng

Recruitment/Admissions

Member

Name: Malavika Ramarao 
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Major: Biochemistry ‘23 
Fun Fact: I have traveled to Antarctica.

Malavika Ramarao

Member

Name: Jessica Hastings
Hometown: East Williston, NY
Major: Biomedical Engineering ‘22
Fun Fact: I am a struggling club athlete with terrible joints.

Jessica Hastings

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Member

Name: Harrison Chan

Hometown: Queens, New York
Major: Chemistry

Fun Fact: I'm Burmese!

Harrison Chan

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Member

Name: Aimee Bostwick

Hometown: Niskayuna, NY
Major: Global and Public Health

Aimee Bostwick

Quest for Space

Member

Name: Nikita Sajai
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Major: Biology
Fun Fact: I want to study climate change.

Nikita Sajai

Member

Name: Lauren Mei
Hometown: Flushing, NY
Major: Biological Sciences '23
Fun Fact: I have a pet turtle :)

Lauren Mei

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Member

Name: Devisree Tallapaneni
Hometown: Yardley, Pennsylvania
Major: Physics with a concentration in astronomy
Fun Fact: As a kid (this was in India), I hid a puppy in my room for a whole week before my mom found out. 

Devisree Talapaneni

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Member

Name: Xiyu Mei
Hometown: Wuhan, China
Major: Biology or Psychology
Fun Fact: I have tried more than fifty boba tea shops.

Xiyu Mei

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Member

Name: Ethan Arnone
Hometown: Westchester, NY
Major: Human Development '24
Fun Fact: I was born without wisdom teeth.

Ethan Arnone

Member

Name: Jeffrey Munsell
Hometown:New York, NY

Major: Engineering Physics
Fun Fact:  I was a macro photographer when I was younger. 

Jeffrey Munsell

Publicity

Finance

Member

Name: Sam Evans
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Economics and Statistics '22
Fun Fact: I've lived in 4 decades.

Sam Evans

Member

Name: Walter Szczech
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Major: Industrial and Labor Relations ‘22
Fun Fact: I can make a pretty average corn souffle.

Walter Szczech

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Member

Name: Joey Patino
Hometown: Westchester, New York
Major: Biological Sciences

 

Joey Patino

Web Design

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Member

Name: Emory Walsh
Hometown: Manhattan, New York
Major: Computer Science '24
Fun Fact: My brother was born with two extra ribs.

Emory Walsh