Recent graduates

Hannah Tsingine

Hannah Tsingine MARC U*STAR scholar

Hannah Tsingine is from Kirtland, New Mexico. She graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2020 with a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. Currently, she is a PREP Scholar at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Her MARC mentor was Dr. Caroline Kulesza.

Sophie Mancha

Sophie Mancha, MARC U*STAR scholar

Sophie Mancha is from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from Fort Lewis College with a degree in Engineering in 2018. Currently, she is a doctoral student and National Science Foundation GRFP Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her MARC mentors were Dr. Jeff Jessings and Dr. David Blake.

Victoria (Tori) Quintana

Tori Quintana, MARC U*STAR scholar

Tori Quintana is from Santa Fe, New Mexico. She graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2019 with a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. Currently, she is a doctoral student in Cancer Biology at the University of Arizona. Her MARC mentor was Dr. Steven Fenster.

Marcus Williams

Marcus Williams, MARC U*STAR scholar

Marcus Williams is from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2020 with a degree in Biochemistry. Currently, he is a PREP Scholar at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His MARC mentors were Dr. Jeff Jessings and Dr. David Blake.

Leandrew Dailey

Leandrew Dailey, MARC U*STAR scholar

Leandrew Dailey is from Piñon, Arizona. He graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2018 with a degree in Biochemistry. Currently, he is doctoral student in Chemical Biology at the University of California – San Francisco.  His MARC mentor was Dr. Steven Fenster.

Diego Novoa

Diego Novoa, MARC U *STAR scholar

Diego Novoa is from Juneau, Alaska. He graduated in 2019 from Fort Lewis College with degree in Chemistry. Currently, he is a doctoral student in Chemistry at the University of California – Berkeley.  His MARC mentor was Dr. Callie Cole.

Hollie (Wall) Dahlenberg

Wall Dahlenberg, MARC U*STAR scholar

Wall Dahlenberg is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated from Fort Lewis College in 2017 with a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. She is completing her graduate degree in Biology at the University of Minnesota.  Her MARC Mentor was Dr. Les Sommerville.

Alexa Dobbs

MARC U*STAR scholar Alexa Dobb

Alexa Dobbs is currently attending Georgia Tech. She graduated from FLC with a Chemistry degree in 2019 under the mentorship of Dr. Callie Cole.

Current students

Gerald Bush

Gerald Bush, MARC U*STAR scholar

Gerald Bush is from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is currently seeking a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. His MARC mentor is Dr. Steven Fenster.

Jesse Duran

Jesse Duran, MARC U*STAR scholar

Jesse Duran is from Española, New Mexico. He is currently seeking a degree in Computer Engineering. His MARC Mentor is Dr. Yiyan Li.

Nicole Atencio

Nicole Atencio, MARC U*STAR scholar

Nicole Atencio is from Chinle, Arizona. She is senior currently a pursuing a double major in Biochemistry and Psychology. Her MARC Mentor is Dr. Kenneth Miller.

Ayax Anguiano

MARC U*STAR scholar Ayax Anguiano

Ayax Anguiano is from Canyon, Texas and is currently pursuing a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology. He is working with mentor Dr. Caroline Kulesza and plans to graduate in May of 2022. 

Lindsey Charley

MARC U*STAR scholar, Lindsey Charley

Lindsey Charley hails from Indiana and will graduate In May 2021 with a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Her mentor is Dr. Steven Fenster.

Cassidy Hawley

MARC U*STAR scholar, Cassidy Hawley

Cassidy Hawley is a senior originally from Oklahoma. She has been working with mentor Dr. Shere Byrd and will graduate in May 2021 with a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology.

Scholars not pictured

  • Hector Caldera (Biochemistry, 2016) - Aurum Labs - Senior Microbiologist Mentor: Dr. Kenny Miller
  • Jacob Harrison (Biochemistry 2020) – lab tech – Mentor: Dr. Yiyan Li
  • Natalie Joe (Biochemistry 2017) – Johns Hopkins – Mentor:  Dr. Aimee Morris
  • Mercedes Romero (Cellular and Molecular Biology 2019) – Mentor: Dr. Caroline Kulesza