Always More to Explore

Hello everyone!  My name is Victoria Beck and I’m a sophomore studying economics and statistics.  I’m proud to be an Honors Ambassador this year! I’m from right outside of Pittsburgh, and both my mom and uncle are Pitt alumni!  I came to Pitt because I wanted to go to a college in a city and I love that…

Finding My Place

Hello! My name is Caileigh Wettasinghe, and I’m a sophomore from Bernardsville, NJ. I’m majoring in electrical engineering and pursuing a minor in neuroscience. My favorite thing about being a Pitt student is the pride that everyone has in our school! Back in high school, we had silent pep rallies and no one but the…

Discovering causal factors in protein binding simulations

Hi! My name is Page Harrison, I’m a senior Physics major with minors in French and Computer Science. I am currently working under the guidance of Dr. Lillian Chong in the Chemistry department. Our lab focuses on simulating and characterizing rare bio-molecular events. My project focuses on identifying causal features for the kinetics of protein…

Bridging Classroom Conversations On Human Rights with Real-World Applications Amid A Global Pandemic

Mahima Sindhu: Communication & Rhetoric Major, Applied Statistics Minor, Global Health Certificate, Managing Health Services Programs & Projects Certificate (Junior, Class of 2021) The novel coronavirus has undoubtedly compromised the world’s population health and economy alike. However, on March 19th, 2020, the Human Rights Watch made clear in their article, “Human Rights Dimensions of COVID-19 Response”, to…

Taking Children into Account, CURF Introduction: Caitlin Convery

Hello! My name is Caitlin Convery and one unique fact about me is that I lived in Northern Ireland for 8 years, but I quickly lost my accent after moving to the U.S. I am currently a senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology, with a particular interest in…

Telling the China Story: Introducing my CURF Project

Hello and welcome! My name is Esther Lui, and I am a current senior at the University of Pittsburgh. This spring, I’m hoping to graduate with a double major in Chinese and Public and Professional Writing, minor in Korean, and certificate in Asian Studies. For these last few months at Pitt, I am more than…

Exploring Opportunities: Pitt by Pitt

Hello! I am Simone Mohite, an international student from Dubai, UAE. I was born in India, but I spent almost 12 years in the United Arab Emirates. I am currently a Junior at Pitt, majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Chemistry, Theatre arts and French studies. I also plan on applying for the Bachelor of…

Eastmure’s Educational Enzymes: Teaching Application While in a Pandemic

Hello, my name is Austin Eastmure, and I am a sophomore currently pursuing a Biological Sciences major while also minoring in Chemistry and Japanese Language and Culture. I am extremely excited to be working with my mentor, Dr. Kathryn Gardner, on my teaching project this semester for her Foundations of Biology 1 class. My teaching…