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!
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.
Name: Samantha Rabinovich
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Major: Biological Sciences ‘22
Fun Fact: I’m a Russian speaking Ukrainian.
Name: Grace Wang
Hometown: Weston, MA
Major: Policy, Analysis and Management ‘22
Fun Fact: I love surprising people, especially throwing surprise parties!!
Name: Neil Sathi
Hometown: Port Jefferson, NY
Major: Biological Sciences | Neurobiology ‘22
Fun Fact: Retired tennis player: ½ of the 2017 CHSAA doubles champions.
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.
Name: SM Shariar
Hometown: Jamaica, NY
Major: Biological Sciences ‘22 | Neuro Concentration
Fun Fact: I used to design wooden bridges for engineering competitions.
Name: Jaden Ombres
Hometown: New York, New York
Major: Biology | Genetics ‘22
Fun Fact: I backpacked in Maine for two weeks straight.
Name: Shriya Desai
Hometown: Darien, CT
Major: (Prospective) Chemistry Major
Fun Fact: I don’t have a middle name!
Name: Moqiu Cheng
Hometown: Hangzhou, China
Major: Sociology, Psychology
Fun Fact: I would love to provide free cat pictures at all times.
Name: Malavika Ramarao
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Major: Biochemistry ‘23
Fun Fact: I have traveled to Antarctica.
Name: Jessica Hastings
Hometown: East Williston, NY
Major: Biomedical Engineering ‘22
Fun Fact: I am a struggling club athlete with terrible joints.
Name: Harrison Chan
Hometown: Queens, New York
Fun Fact: I'm Burmese!
Name: Aimee Bostwick
Hometown: Niskayuna, NY
Major: Global and Public Health
Quest for Space
Name: Nikita Sajai
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Fun Fact: I want to study climate change.
Name: Lauren Mei
Hometown: Flushing, NY
Major: Biological Sciences '23
Fun Fact: I have a pet turtle :)
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.
Name: Xiyu Mei
Hometown: Wuhan, China
Major: Biology or Psychology
Fun Fact: I have tried more than fifty boba tea shops.
Name: Ethan Arnone
Hometown: Westchester, NY
Major: Human Development '24
Fun Fact: I was born without wisdom teeth.
Name: Jeffrey Munsell
Hometown:New York, NY
Major: Engineering Physics
Fun Fact: I was a macro photographer when I was younger.
Name: Sam Evans
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Economics and Statistics '22
Fun Fact: I've lived in 4 decades.
Name: Walter Szczech
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Major: Industrial and Labor Relations ‘22
Fun Fact: I can make a pretty average corn souffle.
Name: Joey Patino
Hometown: Westchester, New York
Major: Biological Sciences
Name: Emory Walsh
Hometown: Manhattan, New York
Major: Computer Science '24
Fun Fact: My brother was born with two extra ribs.