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Biology SI Leaders

Biology SI Leaders

BIOL 1500

Naziba Akther

Hello, I am Naziba Akther, the SI Leader for BIOL 1500! My major is Biology and Mathematics and my minor is Chemistry and Honors Transdisciplinary studies. I am the President of the NSU Book Club WYRD, treasurer for Tribeta National Biological Honors Society and an active member of the Honors College. I am originally from Bangladesh and moved into the United States approximately 3 years ago. I became an SI Leader because I am very passionate about Biology and I love to assist people in comprehending difficult concepts by means of fun and unique learning techniques. Something interesting about me is that I work as a scribe Ambassador at Memorial Regional Hospital ED and I am also fluent in 4 languages!

BIOL 1500

Valentina Guidi

My name is Valentina Guidi. I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in Florida. When I was 16 years old, I moved to Perm, Russia to pursue my dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer, and lived there for four years. Afterwards, I moved back to Florida to pursue a new career as a reproductive endocrinologist, and have been at NSU ever since. I am currently a sophomore with a Biology major and minor in Sociology. I am also the Community Service E-Board Chair for Junior Pediatrics Club, a member of the Honors College, and have a part-time job as a property estimate writer for insurance company claims. I am fluent in English, Spanish, and Russian and enjoy playing the piano and reading when I have free time. I chose to participate in SI because it is an entertaining way to relearn material from a past course, while also helping new students prosper in the course. There is nothing more satisfying than helping a struggling student become a successful learner!

BIOL 1500

Anjali Thomas

Hi! My name is Anjali Thomas and I am currently a junior at NSU. I am a biology major and I am in the dual admission DO program. I am a part of Medlife, ISA, SASA, and Locks for Cause. Last year, I was also part of NSU Maasti. I chose to be an SI leader because I realized how much the Tutoring and Testing Center helped me last year with all my difficult classes. I would always attend SI sessions and go for tutoring, and that really made an impact on helping me to keep my GPA high and manage my non-academic life. In the past, I worked at a tutor at Kumon as well. A fun fact about me is that I have never been on a rollercoaster before.

BIOL 1500

Paula Veras De La Rocha

My name is Paula Veras. I’m a sophomore engineering major with a concentration in biomedical engineering and a minor in management. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. I am a member of the Latin American Student Association, Chemistry Club, as well as being part of the e-board for the Sherman Library Student Advisory Board. I chose to do SI because helping my peers in their learning process is something I’ve always enjoyed, so it was a perfect fit. A fun fact about me is that I’m obsessed with Formula 1, but ironically, I’m a terrible driver.

BIOL 1500

Mika Shoukat

Hey, my name is Mika. I’m currently a sophomore with a double major in Political Science and Biology. I am a South Florida native, and have been here since 2011.I’m part of the Honors College, and participate in many of their events. I chose to do SI because I realized that I enjoy the wonder and discovery of Biology, and wanted to help evoke that feeling in others through the learning process. My hobbies include traveling, photography, and reading.

BIOL 3320

Elizabeth Wong

My name is Elisabeth Wong and I am from Toronto, Canada. I am a sophomore majoring in Biology and minoring in Experiential Leadership and Honors Transdisplinary Studies. I chose to be an SI Leader because I enjoy working with other students to reach their goals and I really enjoy Chemistry. Outside of classes, I am the International Senator for the Undergraduate Student Government and I am involved with Operation Smiles, Pre-Dental, VAW Dental. A fun fact about myself is that I am Chinese, Filipino and Spanish.

BIOL 3320

Adriana Savescu

Hello! My name is Adriana Savescu and I am a sophomore. I was born in Romania, but I grew up in Rockledge, Fl. I am majoring in biology and minoring in psychology and neuroscience. I am part of Razor’s Edge Shark Teach and I co-lead advertisement and media for the W.A.V.E club. I chose SI because I like to share my passion for education and it gives me a creative outlet. Some of my hobbies are painting and writing. A goal of mine is to publish a book!

BIOL 3330

Kylie Wilkinson

Kylie Wilkinson is a senior Biology Major with a Minor in Medical Humanities, Global Engagement, and Honors. She is the President of Club Tennis and the Vice President of Nature Club. She is originally from East Lansing, Michigan. She chose to do SI so that she can help people see subjects in a new way and be able to understand and enjoy them. Kylie loves caramel lattes and monarch butterflies! 

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