Student Researchers

Sarah Bruce-Eisen, Rains Research Assistant 

Sarah is a senior Biology major at LMU from Seattle, WA. She works for CURes as a Research Intern and Data Analyst through RAINS. After earning her B.S. degree, Sarah plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Astrobiology.

Liam Chamberlin, Media Development Intern 

Liam Chamberlin is a first-year undergraduate student at Loyola Marymount University. He is a Screenwriting major with potential minors in English and Environmental Studies. Liam grew up in rural northeastern Washington, just outside the town of Republic. An avid skier and hiker, Liam plans to pursue his passion for the outdoors in his career as well as his personal life. He has joined CURes in order to contribute to environmental action and restorative justice on the LMU campus, in the greater Los Angeles area, and around the world.

Rebecca Davenport, Work Study Student, Coyote Assessment in Long Beach 

Rebecca Davenport is a freshman 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.

Stephen Gloudeman, Independent Research Student, Coyote Assessment in Long Beach 

Stephen is a senior Biology major here at LMU and this is his third year working in the CURes lab. He enjoys camping, hiking, playing soccer, and traveling. His future plans consist of applying to Dental School in the coming year.

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

Alexis is a Senior Biology Major with minors in Biochemistry and Asian Pacific Studies. He has been working with cures on crow and coyote research from Fall 2015. He is also involved with biomedical research on pulmonary fibrosis, medical internships, and plan to pursue the medical field after graduation.

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!

DeLisa Madere, Independent Research Student, Coyote Assessment in Long Beach 

DeLisa is a sophomore at Loyola Marymount University from Los Angeles, CA. She 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.

Grace Riggs, Independent Research Student, Coyote Assessment in Long Beach 

Grace grew up on Vashon Island, Washington and is currently a freshman Biology major on the pre-med track. In addition to working for CURes, she also works as a tech in the Life Sciences stockroom and plays the French horn for a chamber ensemble in the music department.

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.

Matt Sheridan, Independent Research Student, Coyote Assessment in Long Beach 

Matt grew up in Saratoga, California before coming to Los Angeles to attend LMU. He is a junior Biology major and he is interested in attending medical school after receiving his B.S. degree. Matt is an independent research student for CURes and an executive board member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.

Kaitlyn Yee, Independent Research Student, Hummingbird Torpor 

Kaitlyn is a senior biology major and has been part of the hummingbird research here 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. While she is graduating in May, she will continue research, 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 is a senior Biology major with a double minor in Biochemistry and Asian and Pacific studies. He is currently applying to medical school as he desires to become a physician. He works in two research labs on campus, is the Vice president of men's club soccer, and is the new member educator of Delta Sigma Phi men's fraternity.