SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

Sam Finkel
Biology
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Academics: University of Virginia, Leadership & Public Policy + Biology
Fun Fact: I really like barbershop quartet music.
Thomas Finley
Chemistry
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Academics: Virginia Tech, Biochemistry
Fun Fact: I’ve always been pretty good at whistling, but not had any other musical inclinations. This summer, I’m going to practice the harmonica so that I can finally play an instrument!
Azzy Hinton
Biology
Hometown: Harker Heights, Texas
Academics: Rice University, Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Fun Fact: I grew up speaking three languages!
John Jeang
Chemistry
Hometown: Rockville, Maryland
Academics: Harvey Mudd College, Physics and Math
Fun Fact: I’m a big fan of Magic Tricks.
Izzie Karohl
Life Science
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Academics: Lawrenceville, My favorite subjects are biology, world history, and urban education.
Fun Fact: I play handball and ultimate disc at my school, and my team won both leagues!!
Eric Nagueh
Science Teaching Assistant
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Academics: Episcopal High School, I plan on studying Physics 2 AP, Biology 2 AP, BC Calculus, Micro and Macro Economics, and English Literature AP.
Fun Fact: As an extracurricular, I participated in the technical theatre program at my high school for the past three years.
Julliet Ogu
Life Science
Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas
Academics: University of Texas at Austin, Nutrition + English
Fun Fact: I am a proud Nigerian; don’t talk to me about Grey’s Anatomy….I will cry.
Lyndsey Reynolds
Chemistry
Hometown: Seabrook, Texas
Academics: University of South Carolina, Major in Psychology, Minor in Education
Fun Fact: My favorite movie is When Harry Met Sally.
Sindhu Vadlamani
Life Science
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Academics: University of Virginia, Anthropology and Foreign Affairs
Fun Fact: I studied abroad in Morocco this past semester.

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Marina Yu
Biology
Hometown: Naperville, Illinois
Academics: Case Western Reserve University, Biomedical engineering
Fun Fact: I can do the worm!

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Jim Zhang
Science Teaching Assistant
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Academics: Westside High School, The subject of molecular life science is one of my greatest passions, and my dream is to one day study Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Rice University, pursuing research and teaching in the process!
Fun Fact: I once started an invisible fire in the lab due to a methanol spillage. It was terrifying. Always practice lab safety!

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