Galileo Circle Scholars

Galileo Circle Scholars, the University of Arizona's finest undergraduate and graduate science students, represent the tremendous breadth of research interests in the College of Science. These scholars are our future and will be in the forefront of changing and bettering our world.

2013 Galileo Circle Scholars

Stepfanie M. Aguillon
Senior, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Patrons: John and Adrienne Mars

Abdula N. Al-Dabbagh
Senior, Physics
In memory of Robert Thews
Patrons: Jacqueline S. Morris and David Devine

Muhammad Jawaherul Alam
PhD, Computer Science
Patrons: Robert and Jane Wienke

Jorge A. Alvarez
Junior, AZ Science, Engineering, and Math Scholars (ASEMS); Molecular and Cellular Biology
Patrons: Robert and Ann Cardwell

Corwin Atwood-Stone
PhD, Planetary Sciences/LPL
Corporate Patron: Raytheon/Laura and Jim McGill

Sky P. Beard
PhD, Planetary Sciences/LPL
Corporate Patron: Ventana Golf and Racquet Club/Don and Barbara Carrig

Khaliza Binti Khalid
Senior, Geosciences
Patrons: James and Faria Dretler

Michael A. Bishop
PhD, Mathematics
Patrons: Arthur and Lee Herbst

Brandon T. Bishop
PhD, Geosciences
Patrons: Kerry Inman and Denby Auble

Elise M. Blackmore
Junior, Neuroscience
Corporate Patron: Carondelet Health Network/James Beckmann

Jordon Bright
PhD, Geosciences
Patrons: John Sutter and Elaine Padovani

Laura M. Cacciamani
PhD, School of Mind, Brain, and Behavior
Patrons: Francene and Tim Orrok

Wesley L. Cai
Junior, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Patrons: Keith and Mara Aspinall

Karla Camacho Soto
PhD, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: Robert and Jacqueline Brook

Kathy M. Carbonell
PhD, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Patron: Cécile Moore

Kevin J. Carlson
Junior, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: John and Helen Schaefer

Carlos M. Carrillo Cruz
PhD, Atmospheric Sciences/IAP
Patrons: Ruth and Robert Zollinger

Tyler J. Chozinski
Senior, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: Joseph M. Tylutki and Karen L. Campbell

Katherine E. Condon
MS, Hydrology and Water Resources
Patrons: James J. and Louise R. Glasser

Alyssa N. Coyne
PhD, Neuroscience
Patrons: Keith and Mara Aspinall

Ewan C. Crosbie
PhD, Atmospheric Sciences/IAP
Patrons: Charles and Karen Autrey

James L. Cunningham
Senior, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Patrons: John and Adrienne Mars

Guadalupe I. Davila
Sophomore, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Gilbert R. Escalante Memorial Scholarship
Patrons: Delia Escalante and Frank Escalante

Brandon K. Day
Junior, Psychology
Patron: Gwendolyn Weiner

Andrew T. DeMarco
PhD, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Patrons: David and Mary Peachin

Tetyana V. Dewland
Senior, Mathematics
Patrons: Herb and Sylvia Burton

Adrien J. Di Domizio
Senior, Geosciences
Patrons: Shannan Marty and Christopher Pendleton

Petimat Dudurkaeva
Sophomore, Neuroscience
Patrons: Leonard and Doris Coris

Nathan S. Evenson
MS, Geosciences
Patrons: Anonymous

Hannah I. Fay
PhD, Geosciences
Patrons: Raymond C. Leonard and Cheryl Phillips

Davin C. Flateau
PhD, Planetary Sciences/LPL
Patrons: Arch and Laura Brown

Sean R. Fleming
Senior, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: James and Sharon Akridge

Daniel P. Fried
Senior, School of Information: Science, Technology and Arts
Patrons: Paul Cohen, Carole Beal and Allegra Cohen

Melissa R. Gifford
Senior, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: Joe and Martha White

Tomotaroh Granzier-Nakajima
Junior, Mathematics
Corporate Patron: Arizona Daily Star/John and Lisa Humenik

Erin B. Greenwood
PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Patrons: Thomas and Candace Grogan

Charles P. Griffin
Sophomore, Astronomy/Steward Observatory
Patrons: Astronomy Board members Barbara and Craig Barrett, Robert and Gwynne Edmund, Robert and Lisbeth Esperti, and Allan and Alfie Norville

Jinyan Guan
PhD, School of Information: Science, Technology and Arts
Patrons: Paul Cohen, Carole Beal and Allegra Cohen

Guanzhu Han
PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Patrons: Keith and Mara Aspinall

Sophie Hapak
Senior, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award
Patrons: Elliott Cheu and Jane Maruyama

George S. Hariri
Senior, Undergraduate Biology Research Program
Patrons: Kirtland and Nancy Gardner

Lawrence J. Hill
PhD, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: James and Sharon Akridge

Dina V. Hingorani
PhD, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: Lee and Vera Jones

Cristina Howard
PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Corporate Patron: Research Corporation for Science Advancement/James and Glenda Gentile

Ping-Hsun “Benson” Hsieh
PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Patrons: Keith and Mara Aspinall

Adam M. Hudson
PhD, Geosciences
Patrons: Gary and Joan Lee Jones

Katelyn D. Hudspeth
Freshman, Astronomy/Steward Observatory
Patrons: Astronomy Board members Barbara and Craig Barrett, Robert and Gwynne Edmund, Robert and Lisbeth Esperti, and Allan and Alfie Norville

Mauricio Ibanez-Mejia
PhD, Geosciences
Patrons: Kenneth and Karen Evans

Lauren R. Johnston
Senior, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Patrons: John and Adrienne Mars

Curtis R. Jorgensen
Sophomore, Astronomy/Steward Observatory
Patrons: Astronomy Board members Barbara and Craig Barrett, Robert and Gwynne Edmund, Robert and Lisbeth Esperti, and Allan and Alfie Norville

Leah L. Kelly
PhD, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: Charles and Betty Leftault

Amber L. Keske
Senior, Geosciences
Patrons: Kenneth and Karen Evans

Eileen J. Leaser
Junior, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: Robert and Jacqueline Brook

Cassandra I. Lejoly
Junior, Astronomy/Steward Observatory
Patrons: Astronomy Board members Barbara and Craig Barrett, Robert and Gwynne Edmund, Robert and Lisbeth Esperti, and Allan and Alfie Norville

Rosemary A. Lester
PhD, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Patrons: Pelagie and Michael Beeson

Amanda S. Levy
Junior, Neuroscience
Robert Emmett Tindall and Linda Brown Lynn Galileo Circle Scholarship
Patrons: Robert E. Tindall and Linda Lynn

Rebecca C. Levy
Sophomore, Astronomy/Steward Observatory
Patrons: Astronomy Board members Barbara and Craig Barrett, Robert and Gwynne Edmund, Robert and Lisbeth Esperti, and Allan and Alfie Norville

Jessica F. Li
Senior, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: Charles and Betty Leftault

Matthew J. Lichtenberger
Sophomore, Astronomy/Steward Observatory
Patrons: Astronomy Board members Barbara and Craig Barrett, Robert and Gwynne Edmund, Robert and Lisbeth Esperti, and Allan and Alfie Norville

Andrew P. Lincowski
Sophomore, Astronomy/Steward Observatory
Patrons: Astronomy Board members Barbara and Craig Barrett, Robert and Gwynne Edmund, Robert and Lisbeth Esperti, and Allan and Alfie Norville

Donovan B. Lockwood
Sophomore, School of Mind, Brain, and Behavior
Patrons: Lawrence and Wendy Aldrich

Lydia K. Lutes
Junior, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Patrons: Robert and Sue Vaughan

Elina Ly
Senior, Undergraduate Biology Research Program
Corporate Patrons: Ventana Medical Systems/Maura and Keith Aspinall

Sarah E. MacNamee
PhD, Neuroscience
Patrons: Gail Burd and John Hildebrand

Hussein I. Magale
Junior, Undergraduate Biology Research Program
Corporate Patron: BBVA Compass/Mark and Kathy Mistler

Nishita V. Maganty
Sophomore, School of Mind, Brain, and Behavior
Patrons: Conrad and Ann Plimpton

Marja-Liisa Mailend
PhD, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Patrons: Tony and Connie Bischof

Brian K. Mannakee
PhD, Statistics Graduate Interdisciplinary Program
Patrons: John and Barbara McLean

John A. Martinez Agudelo
PhD, Atmospheric Sciences/IAP
Patrons: E. Philip Krider and Patricia MacCorquodale

Ashley C. Matthews
Junior, Computer Science
Patrons: Charles and Karen Autrey

Jeremy J. Mazon
MS, Atmospheric Sciences/IAP
Patrons: Charles and Karen Autrey

Austin J. McDaniel
PhD, Applied Mathematics
Patrons: John and Barbara McLean

Samantha L. McEntire
Senior, Hydrology and Water Resources
Patrons: Ken and Linda Robin

Colton J. McLean
Freshman, Astronomy/Steward Observatory
Corporate Patron: Shamrock Foods Company/Norman and Barbara McClelland

Jonathan I. Meair
PhD, Physics
Lederman Galileo Circle Scholarship
Patrons: Frank and Daphna Lederman

Manuel Merino
MS, Hydrology and Water Resources
Patrons: Charles and Elena d'Autremont

Christina N. Meyers
PhD, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Patrons: Pelagie and Michael Beeson

Zachary D. Miles
PhD, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patron: Steven Jordan

Sarah J. Morrison
PhD, Planetary Sciences/LPL
Patron: Susan Butler

Shaunna M. Morrison
MS, Geosciences
Susan G. Earl Galileo Circle Scholarship
Patron: Thomas Earl

Clayton P. Mosher
PhD, Neuroscience
Patrons: Jeffrey and Shelle Owen

Dayan Elshan Nakath Gamlath Ralalage
PhD, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: David and Diane Wolsk

Grey S. Nearing
PhD, Hydrology and Water Resources
Patrons: Charles and Elena d'Autremont

Katharine C. Newman-Smith
PhD, School of Mind, Brain, and Behavior
Patron: Nick Soloway and Kay Ransdell

Chi H. Nguyen
Sophomore, Astronomy/Steward Observatory
Patrons: Edward and Jill Bessey

Emma B. Novak
Junior, Science Teacher Preparation Program
Corporate Patron: Research Corporation for Science Advancement/James and Glenda Gentile

Trianna K. Oglivie
PhD, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Patrons: Pelagie and Michael Beeson

Luis E. Oquendo
PhD, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: David and Diane Wolsk

Devon A. Orme
PhD, Geosciences
Patrons: Kit and Joan Marrs

Matthew F. Pennybacker
PhD, Applied Mathematics
Patrons: John and Barbara McLean

Nicole R. Pereira
Senior, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Patrons: Gail Burd and John Hildebrand

Michal Petran
PhD, Physics
Patrons: Philip and Jane Lacovara

Kathleen M. Pullin
Senior, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Patron: Gwendolyn Weiner

Aishwarya Raman
MS, Atmospheric Sciences/IAP
Patrons: Gary and Joan Lee Jones

Brandon A. Raphael
Sophomore, Astronomy/Steward Observatory
Patrons: Elizabeth and E. Keith Hege

Michael D. Rivera
Sophomore, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Patrons: Richard and Judy Sanderson

William T. Roddy
Sophomore, School of Mind, Brain, and Behavior
Gilbert R. Escalante Memorial Scholarship
Patrons: Delia Escalante and Frank Escalante

Jaclyn L. Rybin
Sophomore, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Norma O. Burton Ball Scholarship
Patrons: Herb and Sylvia Burton

Lingzi Sang
PhD, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: James and Sharon Akridge

Thomas A. Schad
PhD, Planetary Sciences/LPL
Patrons: John Wahl and Mary Lou Forier

Nicholas J. Schweers
Junior, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Patrons: Peter F. Salomon and Patricia C. Morgan

Sarah M. Schwenck
Junior, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Patron: Christine DeFouw

Lauren Schwindy
Senior, School of Information: Science, Technology and Arts
Patrons: Paul Cohen, Carole Beal and Allegra Cohen

Otar Sepper
PhD, Physics
Patrons: E. Philip Krider and Patricia MacCorquodale

Jesus A. Serrano Careaga
Junior, Psychology
Patron: Gwendolyn Weiner

Aishan Shi
Senior, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: John and Helen Schaefer

Sam J. Silva
Senior, Physics
Krider Scholarship in Atmospheric Sciences/Physics
Patrons: E. Philip Krider and Patricia MacCorquodale

Theodore G. Smith
Freshman, Neuroscience
Patron: Christine McDonough

Breland E. Smith
PhD, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: Robert  and Jacqueline Brook

Staci A. Smith
Junior, Computer Science
Patrons: Glenn and Hedi Bacon

Melissa I. Soenke
PhD, Psychology
Patron: Gwendolyn Weiner

Philip E. Sparks
Senior, School of Information: Science, Technology and Arts
Patrons: Charles and Elena d'Autremont

Michael T. St. Germaine
Senior, Physics
Patrons: Gerald and LaDona Geise

Adam L. Stevens
Junior, School of Information: Science, Technology and Arts
Patrons: Carl Philabaum and Joyce Crain

Susan M. Stillman
PhD, Atmospheric Sciences/IAP
Patrons: E. Philip Krider and Patricia MacCorquodale

Philip J. Stokes
PhD, Geosciences
Patrons: Raymond C. Leonard and Cheryl Phillips

Diana R. Stovern
PhD, Atmospheric Sciences/IAP
Patrons: E. Philip Krider and Patricia MacCorquodale

Xia S. Sun
Sophomore, AZ Science, Engineering, Math Scholars (ASEMS); Molecular and Cellular Biology
Patrons: Robert and Ann Cardwell

Peng Sun
PhD, Planetary Sciences/LPL
Patrons: Philip and Jane Lacovara

Jessica B. Swetish
Senior, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Patrons: Ruth and Robert Zollinger

Brandon J. Swift
PhD, Astronomy/Steward Observatory
College of Science Outstanding Graduate Student - Teaching
Roy P. Drachman Galileo Circle Scholarship
Patrons: Sally Drachman and Robert Salvatore

Joseph S. Thomas
PhD, Mathematics
Patrons: Fred and Ann Boice

Michelle S. Thompson
PhD, Planetary Sciences/LPL
Patrons: Herb and Sylvia Burton

Henry R. Timmers
PhD, Physics
Patrons: E. Philip Krider and Patricia MacCorquodale

To be announced
High School Senior
Robert and Lesley Goldfarb Galileo Circle Scholarship
Patrons:  Robert and Lesley Goldfarb

To be announced
High School Senior
Robert and Lesley Goldfarb Galileo Circle Scholarship
Patrons:  Robert and Lesley Goldfarb

Gabrielle-Ann A. Torre
Junior, School of Mind, Brain, and Behavior
Patron: Nick Soloway and Kay Ransdell

Sarah A. Truebe
PhD, Geosciences
College of Science Outstanding Graduate Student - Service
Roy P. Drachman Galileo Circle Scholarship
Patrons: Sally Drachman and Robert Salvatore

Blake W. Tye
Senior, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Michael Cusanovich Galileo Circle Scholarship
Patron: Marilyn Halonen

Abhishek Umashankar
Sophomore, Undergraduate Biology Research Program
Corporate Patron: BBVA Compass/Mark and Kathy Mistler

Yulemi Velazco
Senior, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Corporate Patron: Research Corporation for Science Advancement/James and Glenda Gentile

Dhruv K. Vig
PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Patrons: Keith and Mara Aspinall

Duyen T. Vo
Senior, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrons: Shannan Marty and Christopher Pendleton

Patricia A. Vogel
Sophomore, Science Teacher Preparation Program
Corporate Patron: Research Corporation for Science Advancement/James and Glenda Gentile

Kathryn M. Volk
PhD, Planetary Sciences/LPL
College of Science Outstanding Graduate Student - Scholarship
Roy P. Drachman Galileo Circle Scholarship
Patrons: Sally Drachman and Robert Salvatore

William R. Waldrip
PhD, Geosciences
Patrons: George and Merrily Davis

Spencer C. Wallace
Senior, Astronomy/Steward Observatory
Patrons: Astronomy Board members Barbara and Craig Barrett, Robert and Gwynne Edmund, Robert and Lisbeth Esperti, and Allan and Alfie Norville

Wan Fadhilah Wan Mohd Hanizan
Senior, Geosciences
Patrons: Anonymous

Patrick Waters
PhD, Mathematics
Patrons: Ernest and Sally Micek

Lauren S. Wugalter
Senior, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patron: Ghislaine Polak

Monica Xiong
Senior, Undergraduate Biology Research Program
Patrons: Kirtland and Nancy Gardner

Matthew A. Yankowitz
PhD, Physics
Patrons: E. Philip Krider and Patricia MacCorquodale

Laura Zambrano-Vasquez
PhD, Psychology
Patron: Gwendolyn Weiner

Diana Zamora-Reyes
MS, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
Patrons: James and Faria Dretler

Alexander K. Zinsmaier
Junior, Neuroscience
Patrons: Keith and Mara Aspinall