Student Researcher Alumni


Sarah Bruce-Eisen, Rains Research Assistant 

Sarah graduate with a Biology major from LMU in 2017, originally coming from Seattle, WA. She worked for CURes as a Research Intern and Data Analyst through RAINS for two years. After earning her B.S. degree, Sarah plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Astrobiology.

Calvin Foss, Rains Undergraduate Research Fellow 
Calvin Foss is from San Francisco and a current physics major at LMU, as well as in the University Honors Program, in the Loyola Rugby Club, and in Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He is working with CURes in the Summer Undergraduate Research Program on analyzing hydrology and surface water velocity in the Ballona Freshwater Marsh. Calvin plans on using the research experience to further his exploration into academic endeavors. He hopes to go to graduate school for Biophysics and earn a doctorate, and then work in industry or as a professor at a university.  
Stephen Gloudeman, Independent Research Student, Coyote Assessment in Long Beach 

Stephen graduated from LMU in 2017 with a Biology major and worked for three years in the CURes lab. He enjoys camping, hiking, playing soccer, and traveling. His future plans consist of applying to Dental School in the future.

Alexis Isaev, Independent Research Student, Coyote Assessment in Long Beach 

Alexis graduated from LMU in 2017 with a Biology Major with minors in Biochemistry and Asian Pacific Studies. He worked with CURes on crow and coyote research from Fall 2015. He was also involved with biomedical research on pulmonary fibrosis, medical internships, and plan to pursue the medical field in his future career.

Arturo Jacobo, Social Media Intern 
Arturo is from San Diego, CA, and is a sophomore majoring in Urban Studies with a minor in International Relations. After LMU, he plans on attending law school!   
David Ramirez, Independent Research Student, Hummingbird Torpor 
David is a freshman Biology major from Bellflower, CA. On campus, he is involved in the Resident Hall Association as Vice President for Rosecrans and saxophonist for the university choir. David is interested in being part of research to improve the outcome of the future for animals around the world. He wants to be involved as soon as possible because time is of the essence, and research experience is one step forward to a better tomorrow. He plans to become a zoologist and conduct independent research, as well as being a conservationist.  
Kaitlyn Yee, Independent Research Student, Hummingbird Torpor 

Kaitlyn graduated from LMU in 2017 with a biology major and was part of the hummingbird research at CURes since October 2016. Always interested in plants and animals, she plans to share her interest through teaching biology at the secondary level in schools in her home state of Hawaii, hopefully bringing active research into the classes she will one day teach.

Armaan Zaré, Independent Research Student, Coyote Assessment in Long Beach 

Armaan was born in La Canada Flintridge, California. He graduated from LMU in 2017 with a double minor in Biochemistry and Asian and Pacific studies. He applied to medical school as he desires to become a physician. He worked in two research labs on campus, was the Vice president of men's club soccer, and was the new member educator of Delta Sigma Phi men's fraternity.