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Second Cohort 2008 - 2010

Alondra Izquierdo-Roman

Hometown: Puerto Rico

Undergrad & Major: North Carolina State University, Biomedical Engineering

Lab Name & Department:  Dr. Chris Rylander’s Lab, Biomedical Engineering

IMSD Mentor: Chris Rylander

Current Status: Staff Engineer at Johnson & Johnson

Stephanie “Nikki” Lewis

Hometown: Newport News, VA

Undergrad & Major:  Christopher Newport University, Biology with minor in Chemistry

Lab name & Department:  Bevan Molecular Modeling Lab, Biochemistry Department

IMSD Advisor: Dr. David Bevan

Current Status: Collegiate Assistant Professor, Honors College, at Virginia Tech

Chevon Thorpe

Hometown: Newport News, VA

Undergrad & Major:  Christopher Newport University, Biology

Lab Name & Department:  NanoNeuroLab Department of Pharmacology (Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine)

IMSD Advisor: James Mahaney, Ph.D.

Current Status: Assistant Dean of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at Virginia Tech

Andrea Rojas

Hometown: Woodbridge,VA

Undergrad & Major:  Virginia Tech, Materials Science and Engineering

Lab Name & Department: BioElectroMechanical Systems (BEMS) Laboratory, Materials Science & Engineering

IMSD Mentor:  Rafael Davalos and Alex Aning

Current Status: Engineer, W.L. Gore & Associates