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Graduated in 2023

Daisuke Yamada, Yilong Song, and Antonio Marino, Computer Science (CS) 2023, Replicating "Image-Adaptive GAN Based Reconstruction"

Zhihan Yang, Mathematics (MATH) 2023, An Introduction to Markov and Hidden Markov Models with Applications

Darryl York III, Angela Ellis, Aishwarya Varma, and Aldo Polanco, Computer Science (CS) 2023, Debasing Word Embeddings

Graduated in 2022

David Ahrens, Biology (BIOL) 2022, A Tale of Many Mutations: The Role of Primary Cilia-Localized ARL13B in Joubert Syndrome

David Ahrens, Chinese (CHIN) 2022, Un|readable art: Xu Bing's Conceptions of Text Beyond Culture

Eva C. Airoldi, Oliver A. Calder, Tom S. Patterson, Antonia L. Ritter, and Rebekah I. Stein, Mathematics (MATH) 2022, Applications of Ensemble Analysis to Gerrymandering in Minnesota and Texas

Awurama Akyianu, Bella Bettner, Max Gjertson, Miah Kline, Stephen Lavey, Diana Rodriguez, Ananya Shah, David Wilson, and Emma Wrigley, Chemistry (CHEM) 2022, A Journey Through the HIV Life Cycle: Understanding the Vital RNA-Protein Interactions

Michael Albrecht, Studio Art (ARTS) 2022, Lou

Kristin Albright, Hashir Safdar, Fabricio Rua-Sanchez, Rudra Subramanian, and Will Gershman, Computer Science (CS) 2022, Monitoring Network Traffic on Mobile Devices

Hank Aldridge, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2022, Terrytop Hill

Carmel Al-Sheikh, Biology (BIOL) 2022, The Organization of Cilia in the Embryo and Its Role in Laterality of the Body

Luis Alvarez, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, Serotonergic Psychedelics: An Emerging Mode of Treatment for Substance Addiction

Isabel Anderson, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2022, Grief Group

Yaidelice Antunez, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, Does Race Matter? The Role of Patient-Provider Ethnic and Racial Concordance on the Working Alliance, Patient-Centered Communication, and Perceived Interpersonal Sensitivity

Eli Arbogast, Biology (BIOL) 2022, The Complex Web of the Soil Microbiome: Current Research on Soil Microbiota and Their Implications for Plant-Soil Feedbacks and Ecosystem Restoration

Jake Armstrong, Philosophy (PHIL) 2022, Judy's Duty:Evaluating Popular Theories on the Convergence of Utilitarianism and Partialism

Daniel Ashurst, Art History (ARTH) 2022, Stabilizing Mountains, Numinous Rivers: Reclusive Shanshui at the Song Court

Alexander P. Battist, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Cis- and Trans-Acting Mutations to Retinal Genes Interrupt Alternative Splicing Mechanisms Causing Ocular Dystrophies

William Bausch, Political Science (POSC) 2022, Analyzing Variation in US NATO Policy: A Role Theory Approach to the Clinton and Trump Administrations

Anne Bensen, Political Science (POSC) 2022, #SheikhJarrah: Gendered Modes of Palestinian Digital Resistance Amid Violent Ethnic Displacement

Ephraim Benson, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2022, Deadbeat

Cassidy Bins, English (ENGL) 2022, Rewriting Womanhood: Duplicity in Pamela and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Alison Block, Ben Brewster, Neil Givens, Colby King, Tali Kottler, Melissa Tan, Samihat Rahman, and Inger Shelton, Chemistry (CHEM) 2022, ChemCam on Curiosity: Probing an Ancient Martian Lake using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Rachel Block, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, Beyond Clinical Orientation and Between Cultures: Factors That Affect the Therapeutic Alliance

Walter Boero, Economics (ECON) 2022, Mergers in the U.S. Airline Industry: How are Wages and Employment Affected at the Occupation Level?

Jakob Boeye, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2022, Compromise and Possibility: Tabletop Role-playing Games as a Utopian Interaction Ritual Chain

Jakob Boeye, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, Letting their Voices Flow: Creating Enhanced Therapeutic Dialogue in BIPOC Adolescents through Hip Hop Therapy

Lydia Boyum, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Heterogeneity is Essential: Wildfire and Habitat Selection in North American Forests

Anna Bridgeman, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Human Development and Cancer Show Parallels in Alternative Splicing

Athena Brooks, Biology (BIOL) 2022, IRF4 as a Central Transcription Factor Determining Long Lived Plasma Cell Fate in the Germinal Center

Palina Buchanan, American Studies (AMST) 2022, Buchanans in the Pacific Northwest: Constructing Scottish Settler Belonging and Innocence Through Selective Family Oral Histories

Carly Campana, Political Science (POSC) 2022, The Green Machine: Urban Greenspaces, Environmental Gentrification, and the Modern Growth Machine

Isabella Chaffee, Cognitive Science (CGSC) 2022, Bounded Morality: To What Degree Are Moral Judgments Similar to Non-Moral Judgments?

Henry Chapman, Soren DeHaan, Iain McCay, and Carl Tankersley, Mathematics (MATH) 2022, A Long and Winding Road: A Foray into Planar Metric Graphs

Garrett Chappell, Biology (BIOL) 2022, The Role of Blimp-1 in the Metabolism and Resulting Longevity of Long-lived Plasma Cells

Allen Cheng, Biology (BIOL) 2022, BLIMP-1 is an Essential Master Regulator of the Metabolic Shift from Naïve B-Cell to Plasma Cell

Gengyi (Rebecca) Chen, Economics (ECON) 2022, Prolonged Pollution Days in China: How Does Air Pollution Duration Affect Subjective Well-Being (SWB)?

Gengyi (Rebecca) Chen and Theresa S. Chen, Environmental Studies (ENTS) 2022, Evaluating Natural Climate Solutions as a Tool to Reduce Carbon Emissions and Reduce Climate Impacts: a Case Study at Carleton College

Egan Choi, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Current research on IL-13 shows potential of personalized treatments

Caitlin Chu, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, The Effects of Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences on the Development of Sleep Disorders

Kevin Clelland, Physics (PHYS) 2022, Radiative Cooling

Leander Cohen, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2022, Progress or Power Grab? Gender Reform and Protest Masculinity in the Saudi-Iran Proxy Conflict

Nicole Collins, Philosophy (PHIL) 2022, To Live Outside of Pop You Must Be Honest: Queer Space-Making, Care, and (Re)appropriation in Hyperpop

Mika Cooney, Ben Hafner, Shelby Johnson, and Sean Lee, Mathematics (MATH) 2022, The Effect of Habitat Fragmentation on Plant Communities in a Spatially-Implicit Grassland Model

Kenya Cooper, African/African American Studies (AFAM) 2022, Anti-radicalism and Governmental Surveillance in the Cold War and the War on Terror

Eloise Cowan, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Fate, It’ s About the T Cells You Connect With: Fate Determination of Germinal Center Memory B Cells

Lucy Cui, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Bcl6 Regulates Expressions of Transcription Factors Blimp1, Irf4 and Bach2 Leading to Naïve B Cell Fate Decision

Lucy Cui, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2022, Paper Ring

Reed Culverwell, Geology (GEOL) 2022, Physical Modeling of a Creeping-to-Locked Transition in Strike-Slip Fault Behavior: Implications for Off-Fault Deformation in the San Andreas Fault System, Central California

Marco Cunha, Economics (ECON) 2022, The Economic Case For Regulating Retail Investment

Bennie Dai, Biology (BIOL) 2022, CD28-Mediated Survival in Long-Lived Plasma Cells

Maia Danks, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Animal-based seed dispersal increases seedling establishment and species richness in tropical forest restoration

Maia Danks, Studio Art (ARTS) 2022, Making Connections Through Functional Design

Satya Das, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Mutations in the ciliary proteins, polycystin-1 and polycystin-2, inhibit the function of renal primary cilia and promote cystogenesis

Vinicius d'Avila, Economics (ECON) 2022, The Effects of Airport Privatizations on Brazilian Airports’ On-Time Performance

Leif Dawson, Physics (PHYS) 2022, The Physics of Rivers as Energetic and Material Conduits

Andi Delgado, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Size-Selective Predation in Kelp Forest Trophic Cascades and Their Effects on Marine Protected Areas

Jennifer Delgado, Geology (GEOL) 2022, Re-Rooting Watershed Management in Indigenous Knowledge: Seeking a New Collaborative Water Planning Method for the Amah Mutusn Tribal Band

Lucas Demetriades, Physics (PHYS) 2022, Sustainable Energy at Carleton College

Kiran Digavalli, Physics (PHYS) 2022, Improving Airliner Efficiency Through Aerodynamic, Thermodynamic, and Metallurgical Design

Lydia DiIulio, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Mutations in IFT-B Proteins IFT52, IFT81, and IFT88 Cause Human Skeletal Ciliopathies by Disrupting Hedgehog Signaling through Alterations to the Structure of the Cilium

Jimena Dominguez, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Effects of multi-species interactions and trophic dynamic on declining kelp forest abundance and the implications for future ecosystem restorations

Larry Donahue, Physics (PHYS) 2022, The Modern Baseball Pitch: A Physical Perspective

Edwin Driver, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2022, Rioting For Change: Effectiveness of Violent Protest in Sparking Policy Reform

Emma Dubinsky, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2022, “Always Remember That Population Risk Is Not Individual Risk”: Providers’ Perspectives on Barriers to PrEP Care in Women

Helen Du, Physics (PHYS) 2022, Gate-Based Quantum Computing: Theory and Physical Realization

Paige Ehresmann, Economics (ECON) 2022, One Currency, Nineteen Economies: An Exploration of Euro Area Countries’ Responses to Shared Monetary Policy

Katrina Jane Eichel and Klara Gabriela Heuchert, Environmental Studies (ENTS) 2022, Striking a Balance with Wolves in the Last Best Place: How Cultural Heritage, Land Ethics, and Science Shape Perceptions of Wolves in Montana

Seth Eislund, History (HIST) 2022, Ideological Syncretism in the 13th Handschar Division: Nazi Germany, Bosnian Muslims, and the Second World War

Avital (Tali) Emlen, Geology (GEOL) 2022, Cannon River streamflow reconstruction using riparian silver maple growth: Analyzing the efficacy of silver maple in dendrohydrology

Keyra English, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2022, Keep Walking

Gabrielle Evans, Physics (PHYS) 2022, Multi-Discipliniary Physical Analysis of Glass-Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites, Taking Pole Vaulting to New Heights

Pinchen Fan, Physics (PHYS) 2022, The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory

Elizabeth Farr, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Comparing the Role of Cis- and Trans-Acting Factors in Regulating Alternative Splicing and Their Contribution to Human Disease

Eve Farrell, Biology (BIOL) 2022, The complex roles of plant-soil feedbacks in promoting and maintaining biodiversity in native grassland restoration attempts

Lydia Fick, Physics (PHYS) 2022, The Physics of Snakes

Risa M. Fines, Mathematics (MATH) 2022, Dirichlet’s Theorem on the infinitude of primes in arithmetic progressions and the Law of Quadratic Reciprocity

Brie Forster, Biology (BIOL) 2022, The Utility of Trans-splicing as a Treatment for Genetic Disease

Rebecca Fox, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, “My Achy Breaky Heart”: The Impact of Culture on Somatization

Rebecca Fox, Maanya Goenka, Emilia Katari, Seth Romanenko, and Kuo Wang, Computer Science (CS) 2022, Usable Passwords Comps Winter/Spring 2022 (Do Emojis Make Better Passwords?)

Paula Frankl, Psychology (PSYC) 2022, An Unstable Foundation: The Difficulties of Measuring the Predictive Value of Child Adversity Assessments

Elias Franzen, History (HIST) 2022, Pollution, Public Health, and Parks: Examining turn-of-the-century urban environmental thought along Alewife Brook (1870-1930)

Maddie Fry, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2022, “Bringing a Friend Along”: Experiences of Philanthropy and Community Life Among the Donors of a Rural Non-profit

Jude Furlong, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2022, Changing Faces

Madeline R. Gartland, History (HIST) 2022, 'We Hold These Treasures as Trustees Only': Lucy Broadwood, the English 'Folk,' and the Profession of Song Collecting

Will Gershman, Japanese (JAPN) 2022, Dazai Osamu and His Contemplation of Sacrifice: Hope and Hopelessness in Wartime and Immediate Postwar Japan

Elyana Glass, Russian (RUSS) 2022, Soviet Femininity in Ice Dancing

Elijah Goldberg, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Hyperexpression of TNF-α Due to Severe Infection Promotes a STAT5 Mediated Reduction in T Follicular Helper Cells and Immune Memory

Esme Graham, Art History (ARTH) 2022, Animal Harm: The Inclusion of Animal Cruelty in Contemporary Art

Michael Green, History (HIST) 2022, Planks, Parks, and Profit: New York's Aricultural Decline and the Making of Modern Flatbush

Andrew Griffin, Economics (ECON) 2022, Tiebout: Is it the Super Bowl Quarterback for the School Choice Movement?

Clarissa Guzman, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2022, First-Generation Mexican-American & Latine Students Creating Belonging in Predominantly White Institutions

Anna Gwin, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2022, Politics in Partnership: Economic & Epistemic Positionality in North-South NGO Working Relationships

Grace Hague and Ceile Kronick, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2022, SCREWED

Delina Haileab, Economics (ECON) 2022, The Intersection Between the Minimum Wage, Recidivism, and the Illegal Labor Market

Charles Hall, Physics (PHYS) 2022, The Physics of Audition and Cochlear Implants

Emily Hall, Biology (BIOL) 2022, Mutated Ciliary Ultrastructure: Dysfunctional Motility and Implications for Clinical Outcomes

Yelena Hallman, Biology (BIOL) 2022, The Relationship Between Diet and Genomic Plasticity in the Human Gut Microbiome

Noah Hanson, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2022, The Vanifar

Nathan Hayes, Louis Ye, Phil Donnelly, and David Anderson, Computer Science (CS) 2022, WikiScore: Auto-Evaluation of (Simple) Wikipedia Articles