OUR Student Ambassadors

Adriana Baker

Adriana Baker
I am a fourth year Biology major at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I began my research journey with undergraduate chemistry research at the College of Southern Nevada. I was tasked with finding and designing a research experiment. In this class is where I met Dr. Douglas Sims and with his guidance and mentorship I led a study on the presence of cyanide in food. More specifically, we studied...

Mary Blankenship

Mary Blankenship
Mary Blankeship is a double major in Chemistry and Economics with a minor in Mathematical Sciecnes. Mary is a researcher in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry where she works with Dr. Clemens Heske. She has been an OUR Ambassador since 2017.

Cilla Jose

Cilla Jose
Cilla Jose is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), majoring in molecular biology with minors in chemistry and engineering. She was selected as the 2016-2017 academic year recipient of the Nevada NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) during her first year of undergraduate studies, where she conducted research in the Energy and...

Sophia Phan

Sophia Phan is a Las Vegas native who is proud to be a UNLV Rebel. She graduated from Silverado High School in 2013 with an advanced diploma and is a recipient of the Millennium Scholarship and the Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship. She is currently a senior at the Lee Business School pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Sophia is...

Michael Schwob

Michael Schwob
Michael R. Schwob is a UNLV Honors College undergraduate student majoring in Mathematical Sciences, Economics, and Computer Science. Michael has conducted research with several faculty members in the Departments of Physics and Economics and the College of Hospitality. Michael is currently conducting research with the Departments of Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science. Eager to promote...

Amber Turner

Amber Turner
I am a junior at UNLV studying Geology. I also work in Special Operations for the United States Army Reserves as a Civil Affairs Specialist. I love the academic and physical dynamics of my life and am hoping that both my civilian and military careers will have the ability to join in a perfect marriage, as I aspire to be a planetary geologist but also to serve my country. I also would enjoy a...