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Biology SI Leaders

Biology SI Leaders

BIOL 1500

Niken Patel

 Hi everyone my name is Niken Patel and I am from Chicago, IL. I am a Bio major and an SI for BIOL 1500. I choose to be an SI as I love helping students and the nature of working as a group to find answers. Currently, I am president of AAHANA Dental and participate in research! Fun facts about me I love Marvel movies, I love to play basketball and I know how to play the trumpet!

BIOL 1500

Paula Veras

 Hi! My name is Paula Veras De La Rocha, I’m an Engineering major and an SI leader for BIOL 1500. I chose to do SI because I have always been one to help those around me in their learning process as often as I can, so it seemed like a perfect fit! I am a part of the Chemistry Club, as well as an e-board member for the NSU chapter of Florida Engineering Society. Some fun facts are that my favorite sport to watch is Formula 1, I can speak three languages, and my favorite cities are Budapest and Montreal.

BIOL 1500

Sofia Celis

Hi! My name is Sofia Celis. My SI subject is Biology 1500. I am a Human Nutrition major in the dual D.O. program. I chose SI because I enjoy biology and helping the students in the class. I think its important to guide students, particularly first year students, in healthy and helpful study habits. I am part of the Farquhar Honors College and active in NSU Pediatric Heroes. I enjoy the arts, specifically reading, my favorite book series being Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I work at Memorial Regional Hospital as a patient transporter, my long term goal is to be a Nephrologist.

BIOL 1500

Dana Klobucar

 Hi! My name is Dana, and I’m an SI leader for BIOL 1500. I’m currently a senior biology major and will be applying to genetic counseling programs this fall. Coming to NSU, SI sessions were something that helped me gain confidence in the classroom and strengthen my understanding of complicated course material. As an SI leader, I hope to build relationships with students and see them succeed, helping them overcome any challenges they may face along the way. Outside of the classroom, I serve as the Vice President for Junior Pediatrics and a volunteer with Crisis Text Line. Some fun facts about me are that I have a dog named Nova (unrelated to NSU) and I love being outdoors, but especially kayaking and hiking.

BIOL 1510

Kalina Yang

My name is Kalina Yang, and I will be an SI for Biology II this semester. My major is biology. I chose to be a returning SI, as I had an enjoyable time working and helping students last semester. I am a part of the Pre-dental society club, along with the Asian student association club. Three fun facts about me include: my senior quote was, "I used to be indecisive but now I'm not quite sure" -Tommy Cooper, I have three dogs, and I can always rewatch Friends and How I Met Your Mother.

BIOL 3320

Kayla Rubalsky
Hello! My name is Kayla Rubalsky, I am a supplemental instructor for Anatomy and Physiology 1. I am a biology major and part of the Dual D.O program. I chose SI because I can relate to students currently taking the course and guide them in areas that were challenging. I want to share my experiences and hope that it’ll help guide the students in the right direction. I am currently Vice President of the Scientific Literature Society which is an organization on campus. Three fun facts about me are that I’ve played piano since I was four years old, Russian is my first language, and I own a hairless cat (named Morpheus)!

BIOL 3320

Hari Koganti

 Hi, my name is Hari Koganti and I am the SI Leader for Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 3320). I am a Bio major and Business and Political Science minor on the pre-medical track. I chose to be an SI Leader because of the SI leaders I had while taking Anatomy and Physiology I and Statistics. I felt that they really helped me understand the material of the courses and were part of the reason why I did well in those classes, and I wanted to help other students, like myself, who needed help in some of their classes. Apart from Supplemental Instruction, I am a part of the Indian Student Association, the Pre-medical Society, and the Pre-Osteopathic Medicine Association. A fun fact about me, is that I love to travel! Over the summer, I went to Hawaii and I got to snorkel with Manta Rays at night. It was a fun experience! I also love the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Brooklyn Nets, and I am a Formula One fan, where I love Ferrari. I'm also a huge car guy, and I can name a few cars based only off of what they sound like.

BIOL 3330

Julie Zhu

 I am an SI Leader for A&P 2. I am majoring in Biology, Dual DO. I became an SI leader because I know how helpful SI is as a student and I want to provide the same assistance to others taking the classes I needed help with while doing content review for myself. I am apart of SPF, Pre-Med Society, Chinese Yo-Yo Club, TriBeta, On My Own. I have a dog, I like to crochet, I've played violin for 12 years

BIOL 3330

Chelsey Chacko

I am majoring in Biology I chose SI because in the past three years of undergrad, SI has helped me so much with comprehending the material more than just the surface level, and I want to help do the same for other students. I am a part of NSU Maasti, Pre-Dental Society, Women's Pre Dental Society, NSU ISA. I have never had braces. I really love the Madagascar movies. I love to lift weights at the gym.

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