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Community-Based Research Scholars | Ambassadors

Nicole Barnes

Nicole Barnes

Hometown: Watervliet, NY

Major: Biochemistry

Email: nb2141a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: I know CBRS will set me apart from my peers in the future. The opportunity to conduct research as a freshman is rare, yet with CBRS, it's a guarantee.

Meredith Bartley

Meredith Bartley 

Hometown: Derby, KS 

Major: Film & Media 

Email: mb0848a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: It's an incredibly unique program that provides so many benefits. Some of the best connections I have made have been thanks to CBRS, like working with faculty who are experts in their field.


Cali Bronkema

Cali Bronkema

Hometown: Pleasantville, NY

Major: CLEG

Email: cb0346a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: I met my best friends through this program. It's truly a community in itself, and having the people you live with be the people you go to class with is invaluable.


Jeremy Eckerling

Jeremy Eckerling

Hometown: Glenview, IL

Major: International Studies

Email: je4420a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: As a CBRS student you get to engage in advanced research that freshman usually don't have the chance to conduct, with a cohort that has similar goals as you.


Ryan Fedasiuk

Ryan Fedasiuk

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Major: International Studies

Email: rf9294a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: CBRS allows you to fully embrace D.C. You get to meet amazing groups of people and to expand your knowledge of social justice.


Nate Glass

Nate Glass

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Major: CLEG Email: ng0673a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: CBRS provides upper class level research experience to freshman, as well as provides an opportunity to go out into DC and experience the different cultures. Being a living-learning community, it allows you to form bonds outside the classroom with individuals from diverse backgrounds who share a common passion.

Ariel Gomez

Ariel Gomez

Hometown: Colesville, MD

Major: Journalism

Email: ariel.gomez@american.edu

Why CBRS?: It provides a space for high level learning, access to fantastic faculty members and the opportunity to see and get to know D.C. through a lens that most students don't experience until later in their college careers.


Saagar Gupta

Saagar Gupta

Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL

Major: CLEG

Email: sg7384a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: It's a very rare opportunity to get research experience so early into college and also do something meaningful with it by working with nonprofits.

Alyssa Harvie

Alyssa Harvie

Hometown: Midlothian, VA

Major: International Studies

Email: ah9223b@american.edu

Why CBRS?: It's a really great way to get to know the city that you'll be living in for four years and to understand it on a deeper level, as well as to get involved in it through work with community organizations.


Maddy Henry

Maddy Henry

Hometown: Fairfield, CT

Major: CLEG

Email: mh6944a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: It allows incoming students to become a part of a group of passionate and service oriented students who are interested in creating change.

Brady Hill

Brady Hill

Hometown: Bethlehem, PA

Major: Biology

Email: bh4858a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: CBRS has opened my eyes to much more pressing issues happening in the country dealing with social justice, racial equality, and fundamental rights for people of all kinds, and the program has immersed me in helping the community push for real change.


Mell Izard

Mell Izard

Hometown: Amherst, NY

Major: International Studies

Email: mi0512a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: Community service is important, but doing research with a community and giving them the research results that they helped come up with is a way to make a lasting impact.


Hannah Jacks

Hannah Jacks

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Major: Political Science

Email: hj8385a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: Being in CBRS is a great way to be involved at AU, academically and socially.


 

Alana Kessler

Alana Kessler

Hometown: Dix Hills, NY

Major: Religious Studies

Email: ak9798a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: CBRS is a special and unique community at AU. You will do something outside your comfort zone … and learn a lot about yourself while doing it!


Andy Litzenberg

Andy Litzenberg

Hometown: Hales Corners, WI

Major: Philosophy

Email: al8065a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: CBRS has given me opportunities to get out into the city, understand D.C., and to make friends through the program.

Hannah Wilson-James

Hannah Wilson-James

Hometown: Davenport, CA

Major: International Studies

Email: hw6383a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: The living learning community is a great experience--I've learned so much from having discussions with my peers.

Ivy Kaplan

Ivy Kaplan

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Major: Journalism

Email: ik2179a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: This program is incredibly unique and unlike anything else I came across when looking into other schools.


Julia Snegg

Julia Snegg

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Major: Undeclared

Email: js1143a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: CBRS is an amazing program that has taught me so many valuable research tools and has educated me on many complex topics like cultural competency, income/racial disparity and ethical considerations.

Maggie McCarthy

Maggie McCarthy 

Hometown: Norwell, MA 

Major: International Studies 

Email: mm2992a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: Through the program, I learned a lot about different communities and how to interact with various people of different races, genders, backgrounds, and lifestyles.


Tano Mejia

Tano Mejia

Hometown: Arlington, MA

Major: International Studies

Email: jm4415a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: CBRS is a great way to make friends while gaining valuable experience early in your college career.

Brandan Persaud

Brandan Persaud

Hometown: Long Beach, NY

Major: CLEG

Email: bp2659a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: It gives you the opportunity to get to know people on more than just a superficial level. You also get to see all the moving parts of Washington, DC and how it all works.

Sheridan Sullivant

Sheridan Sullivant

Hometown: Houston, TX

Major: International Studies

Email: ss3086a@american.edu

Why CBRS?: It has been and will be an integral part of my college and career success.