Student Researcher & Intern Alumni


Sarah Bruce-Eisen, Rains Research Assistant 

Sarah graduated with a Biology major from LMU in 2018. She is originally from Seattle, Washington and has worked for CURes as a Research Intern and Data Analyst. Through the Rains Research Assistant Program she has worked for two years on a variety of projects. Sarah plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Astrobiology.

Rebecca Davenport, Social Science Research Assistant 

Rebecca Davenport worked for CURes during her freshman and sophomore years (2018). She is a sophomore at LMU from Caldwell, New Jersey. She is studying Biology and Environmental Science, with a focus in Wildlife Conservation. She hopes that her research at CURes will further her experience and interest in animal conservation. Rebecca previously was a work study student for the Long Beach Coyotes project. 

Calvin Foss, Rains Undergraduate Research Fellow 

Calvin Foss working with CURes in the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) after his freshman year, working on analyzing hydrology and surface water velocity in the Ballona Freshwater Marsh. 

He 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. 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, Long Beach Coyote Assessment Research Assistant 

Stephen graduated from LMU in 2018 with a Biology major and worked for three years in the CURes lab. He enjoys camping, hiking, playing soccer, and traveling. His aspirations are to apply to Dental School in the future.

Nicole Infantino, Long Beach Coyote Assessment Research Assistant 

Nicole worked with CURes during Summer 2017 and Fall 2018.

She is from Sacramento, California and is currently a Junior at Loyola Marymount University, majoring in Biology. In addition to working on CURes' Long Beach Coyote project, Nicole is a member of Sursum Corda Service Organization, the Communications chair of the University Honors Progam, President of Just for Clicks Tap Dance Club, a Seaver Liason through the Center of Student Success, and a Tour Guide through the University Admissions Office.

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Alexis Isaev, Long Beach Coyote Assessment Research Assistant 

Alexis graduated from LMU in 2018 with a Biology Major with Minors in Biochemistry and Asian Pacific Studies.

He worked with CURes on crow and coyote research from Fall 2015 - Spring 2018. 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 did research with CURes during the 2017-2018 academic year as a sophomore and during Summer 2018 through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program. He is from San Diego, California, and is majoring in Urban Studies with a minor in International Relations. After LMU, Arturo plans on attending law school! 

DeLisa Madere, Long Beach Coyote Assessment Research Assistant 

DeLisa worked with CURes from Fall 2017 - Fall 2018 during her sophomore and junior years. She is from Los Angeles, California and is a Biology major and a Dance minor. She works with CURes as an independent researcher along with Student Employment Services as an Office Coordinator. She has a love for animals as well as a passion for helping others and hopes to combine both of these aspects in a future career.

David Ramirez, Hummingbird Torpor Research Assistant 

David did research with CURes during the 2017-18 academic year as a freshman.

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. He is originally from Bellflower, CA.

Hallie Ryan, Long Beach Coyote Assessment Research Assistant 

Hallie worked with CURes during Fall 2018 as a junior. She is from Kansas City, Missouri and is a Biology major interested in pursuing post-graduate service and an eventual career in public health. She works with CURes on the Long Beach Coyotes project. In addition to her time spent at CURes, Hallie is also a member of Belles Service Organization and the University Honors Program.

Rance Smith, Silver Lake Reservoir Survey Research Assistant 

Rance Smith worked with CURes in the Fall 2018 semester as a sophomore.

He was born in New Haven, CT and lived in Charlotte, NC for nine years. He is a sophomore, film production major. He loves basketball and being physically active. Rance plays video games and loves watching Her, Family Guy, The 100, and American Dad. He drinks water and loves exploring places he has not been. Rance loves flowers, clouds, mountains, sunrises, sunsets, and the moon. Need someone in walking a mountain, riding a bike, and sighting birds? He is here. Rance is excited to work in CURes in communicating with people, in making communities sustainable and adaptable, understanding nature, and keeping Earth producing life. He looks forward in exchanging ideas and exploring Silver Lake.

Kaitlyn Yee, Hummingbird Torpor Research Assistant 

Kaitlyn graduated from LMU in 2018 with a Biology Major and was part of the hummingbird research at CURes since October 2016. Always interested in plants and animals, Kaitlyn 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, Long Beach Coyote Assessment Research Assistant 

Armaan graduated from LMU in 2018 with a Biology Major and double Minors in Biochemistry and Asian and Pacific studies. He was born in La Canada Flintridge, California.  Armaan 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.