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Graduated in 2021

Maxime Munyeshyaka, Biology (BIOL) 2021, Uncovering Mechanisms of Oligodendrocytes in Learning and Memory

Andie Nakahira, Studio Art (ARTS) 2021, Crying Over Spilled Kombucha

Lucy Neumann, Biology (BIOL) 2021, The Applicability of the Costly Signaling Hypothesis and the Index Hypothesis as Adaptive Explanations for Honest Quality Signaling in Carotenoid-Based Male Bird Plumage

Rose Newell, Biology (BIOL) 2021, Fungal and Viral Coinfection: The Impact on Viral Shedding in Bats

Lucy Newman, Biology (BIOL) 2021, R-loop Structures Are Implicated in Epigenetic Dysregulation Characteristic of Trinucleotide Repeat Expansions in Non-Coding Genomic Regions

Freja Olsen, Physics (PHYS) 2021, The Tunguska Event

Maggy Osha, Biology (BIOL) 2021, The Role of Repeat RNA in TriNucleotide Repeat Disease Pathology and Treatment

Lauren Pak, Psychology (PSYC) 2021, Active Bystander Intervention in Adolescent Bullying: A Defending Model

Alli Palmbach, Political Science (POSC) 2021, New Political Opinion Leaders: Applying Previously Established News Repertoires to a Liberal Arts College and the American Public

Elizabeth Paulson, History (HIST) 2021, Russian Valkyries, Moscow Amazons, and Martyr-Heroines: Femininity and Terrorism in the Russian Radical Movement of the Nineteenth Century

Alex Poeschla, Biology (BIOL) 2021, Tim-3 Mediates Cytotoxic T Cell Exhaustion in Cancer but Beneficially Maintains Maternal-Fetal Tolerance in Pregnancy

Molly Potter, Statistics (MAST) 2021, Spatial Data Analysis with Applications in Epidemiology

Lizbeth A. Ramirez Gaytan, Linguistics (LING) 2021, Looking at Cross-Language Expressive Gaps in Spanish-English Bilinguals with Varying Linguistics Exposure: Study Proposal and Pilot Study

Lucy Reece, Sophie Schafer, Muyang Shi, and Qianzi Li, Mathematics (MATH) 2021, Transient Dynamics in Ecological ODE Models: Plant Population Under Habitat Destruction

Nathaniel E. Reid, History (HIST) 2021, Why They Built the Great Firewall

April Reisenfeld, Philosophy (PHIL) 2021, Rejecting Classical Determinism Through the Non-Physicality of Infinity

April Reisenfeld, Physics (PHYS) 2021, Understanding Randomness in Classical and Quantum Physics

Charlotte Rew, Cinema and Media Studies (CAMS) 2021, Desire Paths

Sophia Rogers, Studio Art (ARTS) 2021, You used to say our freckles were angel's kisses

Noah Rosenfield, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2021, Resisting Totalitarianism: A Critical Humanistic Sensibility in the Work of Hannah Arendt and Tzvetan Todorov

Nicholas Rosen, Russian (RUSS) 2021, “You won’t strangle or kill this song:” Intertextuality and Power in the Music of Yanka Dyagileva

Nicholas Rosen and Will Fletcher, Mathematics (MATH) 2021, Modular Forms and Number Theory

Thomas Rubino, Biology (BIOL) 2021, An Assessment of the Factors That Modulate Household Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Chyna Sanders, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2021, "I Wish I Could Be Seen for the Choice I Make Today" Examination of the Challenge of Reintergration After Incarceration

Laura Savage, Cognitive Science (CGSC) 2021, Age and Distraction: A Misunderstanding of Memory

Ben Schnieders, Biology (BIOL) 2021, Critical Factors Predict Whether Evolutionary Rescue Will Occur in Bats and Amphibians Threatened by Novel Fungal Pathogens: Chytridiomycosis and White-nose Syndrome

Claire Schregardus, Biology (BIOL) 2021, Effect of a Strong Type I Interferon Response on Interferon-Stimulated Gene Expression and Viral Persistence in Bats

Anna Schumacher, Psychology (PSYC) 2021, Identity and Social Change: Connecting and Expanding Identity-Based Models of Collective Action

Evelyn Scott, Physics (PHYS) 2021, An Introduction to Neutrino Astronomy

Lakshya Seth, Biology (BIOL) 2021, Blimp-1: A Key Transcription Factor in Mediating T cell Response to Persistent Antigen Stimulation

Emma Shedd, Biology (BIOL) 2021, Shifting U.S. Temperate Forests from Ecto- to Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Associations: How Will Carbon Stocks Respond?

Muyang Shi, Waleed Iftikhar, Nate Isbell, and Sarah Grier, Statistics (MAST) 2021, Quantile Regression with Applications in Agriculture and Temperature Study

McLain Sidmore, History (HIST) 2021, Imagining the Last Frontier: The Creation and Adaptation of a Frontier Narrative at Alaska's Kennecott Mines, 1911-1938

Nariah-Belle Ulep Sims, Psychology (PSYC) 2021, Educational Relationship Reform: Teacher-Student Relationships in a Self-Determination Theory Perspective

Ben Sirulnik, Chemistry (CHEM) 2021, Developments in Biological Nanosensors

Tuomas Sivula, Political Science (POSC) 2021, Subsistence in a Changing World: How Smallholder Farmers in Myanmar’s Central Dry Zone Autonomously Adapt to Climate and Social Change

Myranda Sloo, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2021, Healthcare Provider Perspectives on Social Determinants of Health: Maternal Substance Abuse in the U.S. Healthcare System

Risa Stiegler, Linguistics (LING) 2021, Tukted Taku Uƞ He? or, What is Where?: Dakota Wh- or T-Questions and Intervention Effects

Irene Stoutland, Studio Art (ARTS) 2021, Constructed Nature

Martha Sudderth, Studio Art (ARTS) 2021, Baby Teeth

Ethan Ta, Chemistry (CHEM) 2021, Exploring Graphene - A Semiconductor for the Future

Raba Tefera, Biology (BIOL) 2021, Role of Constitutive Expression of Type I Interferons and the Effects of Virus Coevolution in Bats

Maria Thurow, Biology (BIOL) 2021, Catching My Breath - Aerosol and Droplet Deposition of SARS-CoV-2 in Lung Tissue

Sean Topel, Studio Art (ARTS) 2021, Studio Art Comps Sean Topel

Shealuck Vang, Psychology (PSYC) 2021, Examining Food Motivations in the US: Cross-Cultural Comparisons Between Comfort Food Preferences

Arianna Varela, Latin American Studies (LTAM) 2021, Rainbows Emerging From the Clouds of Nostalgia: Queer Miami-Cuban Visibility and Resistance on TikTok

Leo Vithoontien, Economics (ECON) 2021, The Impact of Immigrants on Local Native Wages Across Industries and Prefectures in Japan 2014-2018

Changlan Wang, Statistics (MAST) 2021, Are Personality Traits Universal? Exploration of the Cross-culture Validity of Big Five Personality Traits Using Factor Analysis

Changlan Wang, Psychology (PSYC) 2021, Individualistic-Collectivistic Values and Personality as Mediators of Cultural Differences in Emotional Response

Heqing Wang, Geology (GEOL) 2021, A Comparison Between the Geological Histories of Middle-earth and Its Filming Sites in New Zealand

Matthew Watowich, Biology (BIOL) 2021, Chronic Type-I Interferon Stimulation Accelerates Established HIV-1 Infection and Progression to AIDS

Dennis Wei, Geology (GEOL) 2021, Soiled Fashion: Environmental Effects of Leather Production on Soil Health

Ginnie White, German (GERM) 2021, Imagining Germany: Fairy Tales and Nation Building

Ginnie White, Mash Ibtesum, Elizabeth Yim, Max Goldberg, and Meghan Owens, Computer Science (CS) 2021, Carleton Classifieds: A New Way to Buy and Sell at Carleton

Emily Wight, Studio Art (ARTS) 2021, A Story Through Scars

Emily Wight, German (GERM) 2021, The Space Between: Gender Nonconformity in Weimar Queer Cinema

Benjamin Wightman, History (HIST) 2021, The Effects of ‘Aṣabiyya and Ethnic Identity on the Politics of the Taifa Kingdoms

Claire Williams, Physics (PHYS) 2021, The Far Future of the Universe

Jayla Williams, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2021, "Kung Flu": The Harmful Spread of SARS Narratives Towards the Chinese and Chinese American Populations

Carolyn Wood, History (HIST) 2021, Education in the Warsaw Ghetto: Preservation of Humanity, Jewish Identity, and a Better Future

Justin Yamada, Alexis Engel, Matt Stecklow, Luna Yee, Ankit Sanghi, and Danny Maya, Computer Science (CS) 2021, Practicum

Bill Yang, History (HIST) 2021, The Influence of Medical Professionalization on British Parliamentary Debate of Compulsory Vaccination, 1806-1861

Parmida Yazdanpanah, Biology (BIOL) 2021, Bats Avoid the Pathologies of Viral Infection via Immune Dampening

Luna Yee, Linguistics (LING) 2021, Divergent Semantics of Reduplication in Present-Day Dakotah: Exploring the Intra- and Intergenerational Effects of Language Suppression

Elliot Yim, Psychology (PSYC) 2021, Construct Validity of Measures of Loneliness and Perceived Social Isolation

Gavin Young, Biology (BIOL) 2021, Predicting Pathogen Danger Through the Use of Biodiversity Metrics

Gavin Young, Studio Art (ARTS) 2021, The bowl as an Intimate Object

Skylar Yu, Psychology (PSYC) 2021, Reward Processing and Eating Highly Palatable Foods Under Stress

Gabriela A. Zegarra Sam, Studio Art (ARTS) 2021, Happy birthday, over the years

Shane Zerr, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2021, Scared into Submission? Hardly: The Unusual Affects of Economic Anxiety on Support for Authoritarianism

Cloris Zhang, Biology (BIOL) 2021, The Contradictory Role of Reactive Astrocytes in Alzheimer’s Disease

Yifei Zhu, Studio Art (ARTS) 2021, What If

Elizabeth Zimmerman, Religion (RELG) 2021, Climate Change and the Battle to Save American Christianity: Religious Motivations of Climate Skepticism among Evangelicals

Daniel Zin, Cindy Guo, and Erika Mino, Statistics (MAST) 2021, Twitter’s Reaction to Mask Mandates: A Network Analysis

Graduated in 2020

Daniel Alexander, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Optimizing CAR T Cell Signaling Domains to Modify Metabolism and Increase Efficacy Against Neuroblastoma

Evan Allgood, English (ENGL) 2020, This Body, Unbound

Iris Arbogast, Economics (ECON) 2020, A “Slippery Slope” to Higher Labor Supply Inequality in Mexico, Indonesia, and Brazil

Alleana Austin, English (ENGL) 2020, Freedom, Sexuality, and Rebellion in the Coquette and “We Came All the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?” And Pretended Purity and Mixed Heritage in A Man of the People and “The True Born Englishman”

Nof Babajide, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Incidence of Autism in Response to Changes in Brain Asymmetry

Nicholas Baer, Biology (BIOL) 2020, The Role of Ion Channels in ATP-Induced Microglial Chemotaxis

Julie Bailard, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Cation Channels Cooperate to Influence Microglial Necroptosis and Inflammatory Signaling in White Matter Neurodegenerative Disease

Marshall Basson, Physics (PHYS) 2020, Physics of a Classic Rock Album

Noam Benkler, Economics (ECON) 2020, Do Biometric Smartcards Help the Neediest Most?

Henry Bensen, Economics (ECON) 2020, Is the Democrat versus Republican Macroeconomic Performance Gap Explainable?

Halle Beshouri, History (HIST) 2020, Constructing Communism: Khrushchev's Housing Program and a New Communist Contract

Grace Betz, Physics (PHYS) 2020, The Physics of Spacecraft: The Ascension

Eric Biddulph-West, Physics (PHYS) 2020, A Hypothetical Concentrating Solar Dish Engine for Energy Autonomous Communities

Liam Bidwell, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2020, Green and Red: Losing Meat and Keeping Men

Adam Bigelow, Economics (ECON) 2020, Non-Western Technology Intensity of Use and Long Run Productivity Gains

Stan Birdsong, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Effects of Habenular Nuclei Asymmetry on Behavior

Madeline Birnbaum, English (ENGL) 2020, “The Most Unexpected of Interpretations”: Expanding Narrative Possibilities of the Northern Irish Troubles in Anna Burns’ Milkman

Caroline Boroughs, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Initiation of Parturition in Humans

Am Bovornvirakit, Biology (BIOL) 2020, The Cascading Effects of Intraguild Predation and Refugia on Animal Behavior

Ruthie Boyd, Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) 2020, Imagining a Sense of Place in the Mist of Old and New: The Role of Timeless Nostalgia in Monte Verde's Changing Landscape

Jacob Bransky, Geology (GEOL) 2020, An Inventory and Baseline Study of Alpine Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems at Buffalo Pass in Routt National Forest, Colorado

Julia Braulick, Biology (BIOL) 2020, Why Plants Become Invasive: Enemy Release, Resource Availability, and Herbivore Preferences

Max Bremer, Paul Butterfield, and Nathaniel Macarthur-Warner, Computer Science (CS) 2020, Code Retrieval and Summarization

Anders Bruihler, Ari Conati, Sebastian Kimberk, and David White, Computer Science (CS) 2020, LosCat: A Tool for Source Code Monitoring

Kanin Bunajinda, Economics (ECON) 2020, Consumption Smoothing in Russia: An Achievement of Mutual Insurance, or a Byproduct of Savings and Loans

Erica Cagliero, Political Science/International Relations (POSI) 2020, Forgotten and Invisible Refugees: A Policy Evaluation Targeting Refugees Living with Disabilities