Fellows

The Joyce Ivy Foundation Fellows are high school, college, and graduate school students who are interested in college access work. Many of the Fellows are alumnae of the Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars program who wish to pay it forward. They contribute to the Foundation by serving as mentors, planning committee members, project leaders, advisors, and innovators.


Allison Jegla
Director, JIF Fellows Program; Senior Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '10, University of Pennsylvania '16

Allison Jegla is a Summer Scholar alumna from Portland, Michigan. She attended an academic program at Brown University in the summer of 2010. After visiting the campus of the University of Pennsylvania that same summer, she knew instantly that it was the college for her. Following a successful Early Decision application to Penn, she graduated from Pewamo-Westphalia High School in May of 2012 and became part of the Penn Class of 2016. Currently, Allison works in the University of Pennsylvania Admissions Office, where she has obtained a behind-the-scenes look into the world of undergraduate admissions. Upon graduating from Penn with a degree in Health and Societies and a Spanish minor, Allison plans to pursue a career in consulting with a focus on healthcare.


Brittany Carlson
Director, Joyce Ivy College Admissions Symposium (JCAS); Senior Fellow
Middlebury College '12, Harvard Graduate School of Education '16

A Midwestern native, Brittany joins the Joyce Ivy team after two years working in the Admissions Office at her alma mater, Middlebury College. While a student at Middlebury, Brittany majored in Chinese and spent a semester living abroad in Beijing, China. After a small stint in the world of investment banking post graduation, Brittany returned to her alma mater to work as an Admissions Counselor where she managed applications from the southern region of the United States as well as Southeast Asia. In addition, Brittany was active in coordinating the office's social media efforts and managed a group of student workers in the office. Brittany is currently pursuing an EdM in Higher Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Upon graduation, she hopes to re-enter the world of admissions and serve as an advocate for underrepresented students at highly selective, elite institutions. With roots in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan, the mission of Joyce Ivy resonates strongly with Brittany and she is honored to work alongside a group of inspiring young women from the Midwest.


Lauren Zielinski
JCAS Team
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14, University of Michigan '19

Lauren Zielinski is a Summer Scholar alumna from Macomb, Michigan. She attended the Leadership Institute at Brown University during the summer of 2014. Lauren graduated from L'Anse Creuse High School North/MST in May 2015. Currently, Lauren is a freshman at the University of Michigan.


Neha Sharma
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14, Case Western Reserve University '19

Neha Sharma is a Summer Scholar alumna and senior at Twinsburg High School in Ohio. Neha is a National Merit Semifinalist, and a president and founder of the speech and debate team at her high school. She is also the captain of her tennis team, secretary of student council, and the chairperson of the annual blood drive at her school. Currently, she is in the process of applying to college. Neha plans to pursue a career in the neurological sciences.


Mary Patton
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14

Mary Patton is a Summer Scholar alumna from Cleveland, Ohio. Over the summer of 2014, she attended a Pre-College program at Brown University. Mary will graduate from Avon Lake High School in 2016. She is involved in many clubs and activities including National French Honors Society, Model United Nations, lacrosse, and piano.


Christine Li
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14

Christina Li is a Summer Scholar alumna and Frank Minolli Engineering Award winner from Macomb, Michigan. She attended Stanford University's Summer College session and studied computer science. In addition to her coursework, she also sought out other opportunities in Silicon Valley, from touring major technology companies like Google and Facebook, to winning the Hero Hacks hackathon. She is currently a senior at the Utica Center for Math, Science, and Technology and Stevenson High School. In her free time, she programs and beta tests on FRC team #217 the Thunderchickens. In the future, she plans to study computer engineering.


Kayla Dobies
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14

Kayla Dobies is a Summer Scholar alumna and junior at Dakota High School in Macomb, Michigan. While attending Brown University the summer of 2014, she discovered her love for science and wishes to go into the field of neurosurgery. Currently Kayla runs cross country, track and field, and is part of the Dakota indoor track club. She hopes to break some records this upcoming season and wishes to continue running in college.


Sarah Letchford
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '12, University of California Los Angeles '17

Sarah Letchford is a Summer Scholar alumna from South Point, Ohio. In the summer of 2012, she attended Stanford Summer Session. She chose to attend the University of California, Los Angeles after graduating from South Point High School in May of 2013. While her final decision to attend UCLA was motivated by academics, she considered other universities prior to choosing UCLA and gained insight into the recruitment process for prospective student-athletes. She is a member of UCLA's Class of 2017 and pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. With her degree, she aims toward a career in the medical field.


Alafair Turner
Applicant Ambassador
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14

Alafair Turner is a Summer Scholar alumna and senior at Maumee Valley Country Day School in Toledo, Ohio. She attended Stanford University Summer College in the summer of 2014, and studied computer science and astrophysics. Following that experience, she was inspired to help other young women achieve success in their endeavors. Currently, she is president of the Feminist, Young Democrats, and Animal Rights clubs, head of various Global Leadership Program committees, a writer for the student newspaper, and a field hockey player at her school. Outside of school, she volunteers at the Toledo Museum of Art in the children's classes, and she plans to study psychology, literature, creative writing, and visual arts in college. In her free time she enjoys reading classic lit, writing fiction and poetry, painting with watercolors, listening to music, drinking coffee, and studying philosophy.


Chaltu Musse
Applicant Ambassador
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14

Chaltu Musse is a Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar alumna from St. Paul, Minnesota. She attended the summer institute at Harvard University in the summer of 2014. Currently, Chaltu is a senior at Harding High School in St. Paul, and is currently working through the college preparation process. She plans on studying neuropsychology in college and hopes to be a psychiatrist in the future.


Aditi Adhikari
Publications Co-Chair
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14

Aditi Adhikari is a Summer Scholar alumna and member of the class of 2016 at Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. During the summer of 2014, she received a Joyce Ivy Scholarship to attend a 3-week neurology course at Brown University. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in neurology or non-profit management, as her trip to Brown and the influence of other Scholars has prompted her to dream bigger and explore more options. She is president of Model UN, a member of the varsity soccer team and the advanced choir, and is involved in research as well as various community service efforts.


Krishaun Burns
Publications Co-Chair
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14

Krishaun Burns is a Summer Scholar alumna from Farmington Hills, Michigan. She attended an academic program at Stanford University in the summer of 2014. The program aided Krishaun in the discovery of potential majors as well partnered in the success of her remaining high school academic years at Renaissance High School. Currently, Krishaun is a senior, and is an active participant in Generation of Promise, Key Club, and the online blogging community. She also volunteers at the Dearborn Animal Shelter. At this time, Krishaun also holds the title of Wade McCree Scholar with a full-tuition scholarship to Michigan Technological University.


Natalie Hurst
Fundraising Co-Chair
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '13, The Ohio State University Honors College '18

Natalie Hurst is a Summer Scholar alumna from the rural community of Newark, Ohio. During the summer of 2013, she attended the Brown University Pre-College Program where she took "Organic and Biochemistry: Key Pathways to Success for the Pre-Med Student." This experience inspired her to continue on a Pre-Medical Path as an Honors Student at The Ohio State University. She is presently double majoring in Molecular Genetics and Spanish. In addition to her heavy course load, she continues to be an ambassador of diversity for the Midwest as an Ohio State Morrill Scholar. Upon graduating, Natalie hopes to volunteer in Spanish speaking countries where healthcare isn't readily available.


Mira Sanghvi
Fundraising Co-Chair
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14, University of Michigan '19

Mira Sanghvi is a Summer Scholar program alumna from Northville, Michigan. She spent the summer of 2014 at State Farm Insurance. She graduated from Northville High School in 2015, and is currently a freshman at the University of Michigan. As a freshman, Mira is involved in Lean In On Campus, Michigan Business Women, and Ross Retail. Outside of school, she enjoys Bikram Yoga, long bike rides, and trying new foods. Mira hopes to pursue a career in financial services, investment banking, or buying and merchandising.


Katharine Janes
Inter-Fellow Relations Co-Chair, JCAS Team
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '12, University of Notre Dame '18

Katharine Janes is a Summer Scholar alumna from Mount Pleasant, Michigan who, in the summer of 2012, attended "Leadership and Global Development" at Brown University. She graduated as valedictorian and student body president of Sacred Heart Academy in 2014 and is currently a sophomore in the Glynn Family Honors Program at the University of Notre Dame. Katharine currently works as a research assistant for the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study and serves as a board member of the Michigan Community Service Commission. She plans on graduating with a major in International Economics (Spanish language emphasis) and subsequently attending law school.


Abril Rangel
Advocacy and Recruitment Co-Chair
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '13, Creighton University '19

Abril Rangel-Pacheco is a Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar alumna from Omaha, Nebraska. She attended the Johns Hopkins Discover Hopkins Summer Program in the summer of 2013. After attending the Discover Hopkins Program she knew she wanted to pursue a degree in Health Sciences and a career in healthcare. She serves as an advocate for women's equality and inspires girls in her area to strive for a higher education. Abril currently attends Creighton University where she plans to major in Emergency Medical Services.


Hannah McKolay
Advocacy and Recruitment Co-Chair
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '12, Albion College '18

Hannah McKolay is a Summer Scholar alumna from Milford, Michigan. She attended Johns Hopkins University for the summer semester of 2012 as a sophomore in high school where she received college credit. Hannah chose to attend Albion College in Albion, Michigan after being awarded a full scholarship. On campus, she is an active member of Alpha Chi Omega, Global Brigades, Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development, the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program, is a tutor, is a tour guide, and works for the career and internship center. She plans to major in mathematics with a minor in biology. With her degree, she intends to get her teaching certificate, then obtain her masters in mathematics or go to the police academy with the ultimate goal of working for higher education admissions or as an Intelligence Analyst Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Haley Varnadoe
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14, Centre College '19

Haley Varnadoe is a 2014 summer scholar who attended Johns Hopkins University for her summer program. She graduated this past year from Marietta Senior High School in Marietta, Ohio, and is currently a freshman at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. She is a financial economics major and varsity swimmer who loves to cook, hammock, and pet every (big) dog she encounters.


Michelle Zabat
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '13, Brown University '18

Michelle Zabat is a Summer Scholar alumna from Rochester Hills, Michigan. She attended Brown University's Leadership Institute in Science, Technology, and Society in the summer of 2014. The experience made her realize that she might be able to thrive at a selective institution, and after graduating from Stoney Creek High School in 2014, she joined Brown's Class of 2018. She joined a lab during her second semester that studies the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and the implications it could have for society. This past summer, in addition to research, she worked as an RA for the Summer@Brown program that first got her interested in Brown. Michelle is working toward a Health and Human Biology degree and hopes to pursue a medical degree (and maybe a Master's in Public Health or a Ph.D., too!)


Hannah French
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14, University of Michigan '19

Hannah French is a Summer Scholar alumna from Okemos, Michigan. She attended the summer college program at Stanford in the summer of 2014. She had a wonderful experience and keeps nerd nation close to her heart. Hannah is now a freshman at the University of Michigan. Although completely undecided about her major, she is positive that she will not study math. In the meantime, the adventure continues.


Emily Goering
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '13, Washington University in St. Louis '18

Emily Goering is a Summer Scholar alumna from Platte City, Missouri. She attended the Summer Science and Engineering Program at Smith University in the summer of 2013. After dissecting a sheep brain and growing neurons from tadpoles, Emily realized that medical research was her passion. Following a successful Early Decision application to Washington University in St. Louis, she graduated from Platte County High School in May of 2014 and became part of the Washington University class of 2018. During the following summer, Emily performed biomedical research in a lab at the Washington University School of Medicine, where she helped discover an enzyme that could be linked to colorectal cancer. Currently, Emily is advancing her love of science by working to obtain a degree in Biology with the pre-medical professional requirements. Upon graduating Washington University in St. Louis, Emily plans to pursue either a graduate or a medical degree in biomedical research.


Amber Heard
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14, The Ohio State University '19

Amber Heard is a Summer Scholar alumna from Fairfield, Ohio. She attended the Secondary School Program at Harvard University in the summer of 2014. While in high school at Fairfield Senior High School, she participated in organizations such as National Honor Society (NHS); Business Professionals of America (BPA); and Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). She is currently a freshman at The Ohio State University where she is majoring in International Relations. She is involved with the Business Scholars Program and writes for Honors and Scholars Weekly.


Majida Halaweh
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14, Princeton University '19

Majida Halaweh attended a 5-week academic program at Johns Hopkins University in the summer of 2014, where she took an intro course about physics and philosophy. Her studies at JHU solidified her desire to major in Physics and Philosophy in college. Majida graduated from Benzie Central High School in Benzonia, Michigan and is currently a freshman at Princeton University.


Kendall Plummer
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '13, University of Michigan '19

Kendall Plummer is a Summer Scholar alumna from Grand Blanc, Michigan. She attended an anatomy and physiology course at Brown University in the summer of 2013. This is her second year as Joyce Ivy Fellow. She is currently a freshman at the University of Michigan, intending to major in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN) while also pursuing a pre med track. She is involved in several extracurricular activities including student government, and she has a strong background in volunteer work.


Alice Zhang
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14

Alice Zhang is a Summer Scholar alumna from Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended a two-week pre-college program at Johns Hopkins University in the summer of 2014 where she took a course on lab research. Currently, Alice is a senior at Indian Hill High School where she is co-captain of her school's Science Olympiad team and Academic Team. She hopes to continue pursuing her love of medical science in college while also studying French language and culture.


Elizabeth Daugherty
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '13, Johns Hopkins University '18

Elizabeth Daugherty is a Summer Scholar alumna from Peculiar, Missouri who took a course in Organic Chemistry at Brown University. After graduating as valedictorian and class president of Raymore Peculiar High School, she enrolled at Johns Hopkins University where she is now studying English as well as Molecular and Cell Biology. She currently works at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Department of Urology and also conducts research on the effect of oxidative species in the Department of Cell Biology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Outside of academics, she is treasurer for the Chinese Students Association and is also a percussionist in the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra. Upon graduating from Hopkins, she plans to attend medical school with the intent of becoming an ER/trauma surgeon.


NEW FELLOWS


Symphonee Montgomery
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14, Grand Valley State University '19

Symphonee Montgomery was a summer scholar at John Hopkins University and studied The Hospital and the Evolution of Medicine. She is now a first year student at Grand Valley State
University. Her major is Biomedical Sciences and is am pursuing a minor in Spanish. Her passions lie in the medical field and in the future she hopes to be either a Gynecological Surgeon or a Trauma Surgeon in developing countries. She developed these goals as a Summer Scholar and believes that she would not have such clarity concerning her future had she not been a Joyce Ivy Scholar. Because of the Joyce Ivy Foundation, she is now an ambassador of for the Women's Center and currently work as a Student Advisor at the Barbara H. Padnos International Center where she advises students in their study abroad endeavors, all due to the leadership qualities built by the Joyce Ivy Foundation. She's also a Gates Millennium Scholar. Symphonee looks forward to the role that she will play in many young women's lives as she encourages them to seek global education and leadership in their everyday lives to create a better atmosphere for learning for the upcoming generations of both young women and minorities.


Sydney Mantell
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14

Sydney Mantell is a current Senior at North College Hill High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. During the summer of 2014, she participated in the Summer Scholars Program at Washington, University in St. Louis. While she was there, she took classes in climate change and fiction writing. The Joyce Ivy Foundation also exposed her to Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA), which she was lucky enough to participate in last summer. Since her Summer Scholars experience, she has been a huge advocate for the Joyce Ivy Foundation, giving presentations around Cincinnati.


Hannah Starke
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14, New York University '19

Hannah Starke is a Summer Scholar alumna from St. Joseph, Michigan. Through the Joyce Ivy Foundation, she was able to attend the Summer in the City pre-college program at Barnard College during the summer of 2014. In the classroom, she studied political journalism and art history; outside of it, she fell in love with New York City. Now a freshman at New York University, Hannah is studying Media, Culture, and Communication and plans to minor in Producing through NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She also writes for HerCampus NYU, served as a New York Fashion Week contributor for the Washington Square News, and is on the Fusion Film Festival staff. After college, she hopes to work in entertainment or fashion.


Erin Burbach
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Erin Burbach is a Summer Scholar alumna from Omaha, Nebraska. She attended the Yale Young Global Scholars program in the summer of 2015. She is currently a junior in the IB programme at Omaha Central. At Yale, she discovered a passion for philosophy and is planning on a major in the field. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, meditation, volunteering, and painting murals for her school.


Rebecca Luttinen
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14

Rebecca Luttinen is a summer scholar alumna from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She attended a two-week course on archaeology at Brown University. She is currently president of her high school, Everest Collegiate and plans to graduate in May 2016. She plays club soccer for Birmingham United and varsity soccer and basketball for her high school. She is also a member of National Honor's Society and philosophy club. Her favorite activity is missionary work, which has inspired what she wants to study. She plans to study international development and economics in college and is in the process of applying to various programs.


Alexis Cahill
JCAS Team
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Alexis Cahill is a summer scholar alumna from Belding, Michigan. Thanks to the Joyce Ivy Foundation, she attended Washington University in St. Louis for 5 weeks, taking two classes: American Politics and Introduction to Linguistics. Alexis is currently a senior at Belding High School, executive Vice President of Student Council, secretary of the drama club, and Miss Belding. She is also a member of Spanish Club, National Honor Society, and Business Professionals of America. Outside of school, she volunteers at the local children's museum and her church. Alexis plans to study international relations to become an ambassador or translator.


Marie Lachance
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Marie Lachance is a Joyce Ivy Scholarship alumna from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is currently a senior at East Grand Rapids High School. She attended the Brown University Leadership Institute in the summer of 2015. She had an incredible experience and made friends she is still in contact with today. Her experience inspired her to apply early decision to Brown University. Although her major is still undecided, she is very interested in psychology and social entrepreneurship.


Oten Iban
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '13, Columbia University '18

Oten Iban is a 2013 Summer Scholar alumna originating from Commerce Township, Michigan. She spent the summer of 2013 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and attended the Harvard Secondary School program. She studied International Relations and Economics which piqued her interest in the social sciences. She graduated from Walled Lake Northern High School in 2014. She is currently a sophomore student at Columbia University in the city of New York studying Political Science and Business Management. She plans on working in consulting or public service upon graduation.


Rayonna Burton-Jernigan
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14, Loyola University Maryland '19

Rayonna Burton-Jernigan, or Ray, is currently a freshman at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD. She is originally from Cleveland, OH and attended Shaw High School. She is majoring in Communications with a specialization in Journalism, and she is planning to earn a minor in Photography. Rayonna currently volunteers at the Maryland SPCA and is involved in a variety of clubs. She was a summer scholar in the summer of 2014 and attended Stanford University.


Abigail McCoy
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14, Case Western Reserve University '19

Abigail McCoy is a Summer Scholar alumna from South Webster, Ohio. She attended an academic program at Harvard University in the summer of 2014. Abigail graduated from South Webster High School in 2015. She is currently studying at Case Western Reserve University, class of 2019. She is currently pursuing a double major in International Studies and Economics with a minor in French. Abby hopes to continue her education after college with intentions to attend law school.


Julia Hansen
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '14, University of Pennsylvania '19

Julia Hansen is a summer scholar from Saint Paul, Minnesota. She attended a two-week program at Brown University in the summer of 2014 that focused on biomedical engineering. After graduating from Saint Paul Academy with the class of 2015, she decided to attend the University of Pennsylvania, where she is currently a freshman. While undeclared, she is considering studying neuroscience and economics, aspiring to a possible career in healthcare management and consulting. Julia is also a coxswain for the men's lightweight crew team at UPenn, and when she's not studying or going to regattas she plays for the women's club soccer team as an attacking center midfielder.


Jessica Chan
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '12, Kent State University '15

Jessica Chan is a Summer Scholar from Cincinnati, Ohio. In the summer of 2012, she attended an academic program at Brown University, which kindled her desire to pursue the field of science, and to surround herself with highly aspiring peers. Upon graduating from Covington Latin School in May of 2013, she began undergraduate studies at Kent State University in their accelerated BS/MD program in conjunction with the North East Ohio Medical University. Jessica graduated from KSU in August of 2015, and decided to take a year off before beginning medical school – she is enjoying her time in Austria (studying theology and philosophy and traveling to places she never would have anticipated a year earlier) and will spend a semester in Hong Kong working in a research lab studying Alzheimer's disease.


Brenda Estefania Esqueda Morales
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Brenda Esqueda is a senior at Omaha South High Magnet school in Omaha, Nebraska and a proud part of the Packer family! She is Executive Board member of her school's National Honor Society chapter, Characters in Action service club and President of Student Council. She is also section leader of her band's color guard. She is a perpetual optimist, music addict, and Converse collector. She is the older sister of a ten year old sister and eight year old brother and the daughter of two very hard working human beings, her mother and father who left their home in Valle de Santiago, Guanajuato, Mexico to allow her the luxury that it is to dream and pursue my dreams. Her goal is to study Nonprofit Management and International Education and to make my own mark in this world! She was a part of the Harvard Summer School Program and took two courses, Nonprofit Management and Philosophy. She is incredibly thankful for this life changing experience, and hopes to help others now as a Fellow to be able to do the same!


Katelyn Tayler
Inter-Fellow Relations Co-Chair
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Katelyn Tayler is a Summer Scholar alumna from Monroe, Michigan. She attended the Young Women's Writing Workshop at Smith College in the summer of 2015. She is currently a junior at Monroe High School and is involved in Monroe High's cross country team, Interact Club, and chapter of National Honor Society. In her free time, Katelyn enjoys running, reading, writing, and spending time with her friends and family. In the future, she plans to major in statistics and minor in creative writing.


Jenny Zhi
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Jenny Zhi is a Summer Scholar alumna living in Troy, Michigan, and is currently a junior. She is the design lead for FRC team 226, the Hammerheads, as well as the secretary of Troy High School's National Art Honor Society (NAHS) chapter. Participating in these two activities solidified her love for both engineering and art and allowed her to experiment with combining the two. In her free time, Jenny enjoys delving into her Chinese background and studying Japanese. After graduating high school in 2017, she plans to double major in engineering and art.


Margarita Rodriguez
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Margarita Rodriguez is a Junior at Omaha South High School, the second biggest school in the state of Nebraska. She is the third of four children of strong, hard working, Latino parents and is beyond excited to share my knowledge with everyone. She is involved with a community service program at her school called CIA which stands for "Characters in Action", and she is also on the Board for the National Honor Society at her school. She is involved with softball, soccer and powerlifting, and this last year she had the honor of winning state in powerlifting for my weight class! She is very excited to be a Fellow and work with the Joyce Ivy community for the 2015-16 year!


Faith Brown
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Faith Brown is a Summer Scholar alumna from Bath, Michigan. She attended a pre-college program at Brown University where she took a course focused on the politics of public health work. She is in the process of applying to colleges for fall 2016 acceptance, and plans on majoring in either political science or biological sciences.


Lucy Cordes
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Lucy Cordes is Summer Scholar alumna from Omaha, Nebraska and will graduate from Central High School in 2017. During the summer of 2015, she attended a two-week public speaking course at Brown University thanks to Joyce Ivy. She is an active member of student council, participates in Academic Decathlon, and enjoys competing in math contests. She sings in two choirs at school and reads, tap dances, and plays piano in her free time.


Morgan Schultz
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Morgan Schultz is a Summer Scholar alumna from Parma, Ohio. She attended Washington University in St. Louis in the summer of 2015. Morgan took two courses at WashU: Introduction to Problem-Based Learning in Biology and Improvisation for the Actor. She is currently a junior at Lutheran West High School in Rocky River, Ohio where she is very involved onstage in theatre. Morgan also enjoys volunteer work and helping her community.


Mary Collins
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Mary Collins is a summer scholar alumna who lives in Columbus, Ohio. During the summer of 2015, she attended a four-week program at Barnard College in New York City, where she studied studio art and psychology. Although Mary has an interest in the arts, she plans to pursue a nursing career after graduating from Bishop Hartley High School in 2017. After taking biology and chemistry classes, she has developed a passion for the medical field. She also has an avid desire to help others, which is a key aspect in nursing. Mary is undecided on where she will attend college.


Andrea Chambers
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Andrea Chambers is a Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar alumna from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She attended the Brain Basic course at Brown University in the summer of 2015. After attending the Brain Basics course at Brown, she confirmed that she wants to pursue a degree in Biomedical engineering with a minor in Neuroscience. She is a currently a junior at Walsh Jesuit High School, and is a member of the cross-country team, track team, academic challenge team, chemistry club, math club, and a student ambassador at her school. She also enjoys volunteering, reading, and running in her free time.


Abby Waugh
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Abby Waugh is a Summer Scholar alumna from Jackson, Ohio. During the summer of 2015, she attended Brown University to take a lab-based class in biomedicine which sparked her interest in biomedical research. She will be graduating from Jackson High School in the spring of 2016 with the hope of studying biology and chemistry at the collegiate level.


Mina Yuan
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Mina Yuan is a Summer Scholar alumna from Maple Grove, Minnesota. She had the time of her life at Brown University's "So You Want to be a Doctor" program in July 2015, and she particularly enjoyed meeting amazing new friends whom she still contacts. She is currently a junior at Wayzata High School and participates in orchestra, Future Problem Solving, Business Professionals of America, National Honors Society, and Link Crew. She also works as Senior Reporter for ThreeSixty Journalism at the University of St. Thomas. In the future, Mina aspires to pursue a career in medicine or economics.


Annabelle Pan
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Annabelle Pan is a Summer Scholar alumna and Honda-OSU Math Medal recipient from Columbus, Ohio. She attended a course in Law and Philosophy at Harvard college in the summer of 2015. She chose this program because she enjoys arguing about policies and politics through Debate, and wanted to expand her knowledge in the humanities. Currently, Annabelle is a senior at the Upper Arlington High School. In addition to debate, she spends a lot of time in the lab, where she is currently part of a team studying the mechanisms of a tissue-engineered vascular graft made from electrospun polyglycolic acid and seeded with autologous stem cells, a design which has already saved the lives of several children. She is also vice president of her school's Science Olympiad team. In the future, she plans on pursuing engineering and medicine, and hopes to minor in Spanish and international affairs in college.


Elizabeth Keebler
Fellow
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Elizabeth Keebler is a Summer Scholar alumna from Livonia, Michigan. She attended an eight-week program at Stanford, taking two psychology classes and one Greek mythology class. She is a National Merit Semifinalist, and plans to apply to Stanford this year for pre-med with an emphasis in biology, chemistry, and psychology. Outside of school, she plays in local youth and adult orchestras, and volunteers with the Michigan Humane Society.


Ashley Lane
JCAS Team
Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar '15

Ashley Lane is a Summer Scholar alumna from Otsego, MI. During the summer of 2015, she attended the Brown University Leadership Institute, where she took a course in Leadership and Global Engagement. Currently a senior at Otsego High School, she is color guard captain, captain of the debate team, treasurer of National Honor Society, and founder of Girls Leading Our World (GLOW), an after-school program for girls at her local middle school. She also plays the flute in band, is a member of the tennis team, and has been dancing for 14 years. After high school, she plans to pursue a major in International Relations or International Studies.