Meet our Honors Scholars – Class of 2019

Meet our Honors Scholars

in the Class of 2019!

Jessica Ahern 
Ahern
HometownWoodbridge, CT
MajorPsychology
ThesisPhysical Attractiveness and Mate Selection on Dating Applications
Amber Albe 
Albe
HometownWallingford, CT
MajorsEnglish & New Media Studies
ThesisExploring, Forming, and Mediating Sexuality Online: The Rhetoric of Pornosexuality on Tumblr

Emma Avery 
Avery
HometownBristol, CT
MajorsPolitical Science & Environmental Earth Science (Sustainable Energy Concentration)
ThesisAn Analysis of Southern New England Climate: Linking Marine Deposits with Public Records

Danielle Berube 
Berube
HometownBurlington, CT
Major & MinorsBiology, Psychology & Spanish
ThesisRates of Child Compliance With Imperative Versus Interrogative and 'Do' Versus 'Don't' Commands

Taylor Brown 
Brown
HometownWindsor, CT
Major & MinorBiology & Geographic Information Systems
ThesisThe Effect of Temperature Change and Plant Invasions on Native Tadpole Performance
Anthony Coss 
Coss
HometownEast Haven, CT
MajorsMathematics & Secondary Education
ThesisServing the Average Secondary Student: Examining What Motivates Students to Learn Mathematics and How Classroom Factors Affect Their Motivation

Jacob Dayton 
Dayton
HometownBolton, CT
MajorBiology
ThesisDiffering Patterns of Genetic Diversity and Selection Revealed by Neutral and Novel Candidate Loci Across Differentially Migrating Units of a Seabird Population
Catherine Falvey 
Falvey
HometownWest Hartford, CT
MajorsMathematics & Economics
ThesisEducational and Occupational Aspirations: A Consideration of Attainment of American Youth

Alicia Finegan 
Finegan
HometownNorwich, CT
MajorsBiology & Criminology
Thesis Investigating the Role of Glutamate Reuptake by Astrocytes in Alzheimer's Disease
Allison Gagliano 
Gagliano
HometownSalem, CT
MajorsMathematics & Computer Science
ThesisMultivariate Statistical Models and Their Application to the Study of Adolescent Alcohol Use

Emily Hill 
Hill
HometownWillimantic, CT
MajorsElementary Education & English
ThesisMoral Implications of Children's Literature: The Impact of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award in Connecticut
Haley Knox 
Knox
HometownBristol, CT
Major & MinorsMathematics, Computer Science & Writing
ThesisNetwork Analysis of the Spread of Fake News on Twitter

Demitra Kourtzidis 
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HometownEast Hampton, CT
Major and MinorsPolitical Science, Economics & Spanish
ThesisHow States Pass Criminal Justice Policy: A Study of Three Cases
Jared Simon Kranc 
Kranc
HometownColchester, CT
MajorsHistory (American Studies) & Economics (Business Economics)
ThesisThe Impact of Economics on Hurricane Evacuation

Katlyn Little 
Little
HometownNew Britain, CT
Major & MinorBiology & Genetic Counseling
ThesisExamining the Physiological Role of Therapy Dogs on Stress Level
Emily Miclon 
Miclon
HometownEnfield, CT
Major and MinorMusic(Percussion Performance Concentration) & Spanish
ThesisLa Musique en Plein Air: Debussy and Open Air Freedom

Jessica Miclon 
Miclon
HometownEnfield, CT
Major & MinorsEnglish, Sociology & Women and Gender Studies
ThesisDilate: A Novel in Stories on Women Living with Vaginismus
Samuel Pallis 
Pallis
HometownTolland, CT
MajorBiology
ThesisMethod Analysis for Capturing the Common Mudpuppy

Malvina Pietrzykowski 
Pietrzykowski
HometownNorwich, CT
Major & MinorPsychology & Biology
ThesisPhysiological Measures of Pain Empathy Implicating Mirror Neuron Activity and Gender Differences in Self-Reported Empathy
Samantha Price 
Price
HometownCheshire, CT
Majors & MinorEnglish, Digital Art & Photography
ThesisResisting the Grand Narrative of Homelessness; Local Stories from the Windham No Freeze Center

Jessica Purick 
Purick
HometownWading River, NY
Major & MinorBiology & Mathematics
ThesisThe Regulation of Multidrug Resistance Protein 4 (Mrp4) Activity by AMP-activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) in the Renal Proximal Tubule
Jonathan Rappi 
Rappi
HometownSouthington, CT
MajorBiology
ThesisRNAi Screen for Transcriptional Regulators of Odd-Skipped Genes in C. Elegans

Francesco Ricigliano 
Ricigliano
HometownSouthington, CT
Major & MinorsPolitical Science, Mathematics & Computer Science
ThesisA Three-Dimensional Approach to Voter Turnout
Shayne Sampognaro 
Sampognaro
HometownGlastonbury, CT
Major and MinorBiology & Mathematics
ThesisIdentification of a Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitor

Elena Sorrentino 
Sorrentino
HometownPoughkeepsie, NY
Majors & MinorEnglish, New Media Studies & Writing
ThesisOne Author to Define Them All?: How Fanfiction Authors Utilize Originally Created Female Characters to Portray Gender in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings Series