Monday March 5, 2018

2012 Woodrow Wilson Fellows Bios

On May 24, 2012, Ohio Chancellor Jim Petro announced the 2012 cohort of Woodrow Wilson Fellows. The 11 fellows who make up the University of Dayton's first cohort are:

Jason Kyle Basil; Chillicothe, Ohio

• Undergraduate: University of Dayton '10, civil engineering

Intern, construction management; math tutor/volunteer, after-school program; mentor, student athletes ministry; staff member/assistant, running basketball events; leader/worker, Athletes in Action basketball and humanitarian aid trip to Nairobi, Kenya; marathon runner.

Madeline Dunfee; Middletown, Ohio

• Undergraduate: Cornell University '06, ecology/evolutionary biology

Naturalist/educator, nature preserve, and arboretum volunteer; research assistant and field intern, various ecological labs (stream, forest, coastal, entomological); teaching assistant, human geography; dean's list student and multiple campus award/fellowship recipient; volunteer/mentor in various youth programs; avid backpacker, rock climber, swimmer.

Amy George, Dayton, Ohio

• Undergraduate college, class, and major: University of Dayton '05, mechanical engineering technology

Manufacturing engineer; former research and design expert, powdered metal division at local company; reading and math volunteer, local after school programs; volunteer, domestic violence shelters; organic gardener and community garden volunteer.

Timothy Guindon, Bellbrook, Ohio

• Undergraduate: Wright State University '10, mathematics

Undergraduate researcher; college calculus lab assistant and grader; top junior and senior in department; dean's list student and summa cum laude graduate; marching band low brass instructor; volunteer ministry leader, high school students; volunteer for yearlong, 11-country missions trip.

Chi Lampman; Miamisburg, Ohio

• Undergraduate: Kettering University '91, mechanical engineering

• Graduate: University of Dayton '94, M.B.A./M.S. (engineering)

Project engineer and program manager, 20+ years, including 18 with major international automotive electronics manufacturer; published author and holder of patents and trade secret; Sunday school teacher; co-leader, Girl Scout Troop; graduate of high-need urban school; fluent in English and Vietnamese.

Sarah Lane; Kettering, Ohio

Undergraduate: University of Florida ’01, chemistry

Graduate: University of Florida '07, chemistry

Postdoctoral fellow, armed forces research center, with National Research Council funding; published author, peer-reviewed articles; graduate teaching/research assistant; adjunct faculty, community college; Phi Beta Kappa; volunteer, public schools, chemistry demonstrations; low-income background.

Nicole Moen; Dayton, Ohio

Undergraduate: Troy University '01, mathematics

Graduate: Northwestern State University, M.S. '05 (adult education), Ed.S. '09, (educational technology)

Dean's list student; summa cum laude graduate/honor society member; substitute teacher; U.S. Air Force veteran, communications computer system operator; robotics team mentor, STEMbotics from Dayton Regional STEM School; life skills teacher, undereducated adults; church children's director; home-school teacher. 

Caitlin Rickus; Akron, Ohio

Undergraduate: University of Dayton '10, biology

Substitute teacher; volunteer, Cincinnati Zoo, education and animal care (manatees); marine mammals intern, Shedd Aquarium; former GED tutor, prison education group; SCUBA diver.

Brandon Towns; Columbus, Ohio

Undergraduate: University of Dayton '11, biology

Summer intern and science teacher, education/mission program for urban K-12 students; summer intern, training program for shelter residents; resident coordinator; two-time science scholarship recipient; Sunday school teacher; campus retreat leader; teen Bible study leader.

Lakeesha Weathers; Lexington, Tenn.

Undergraduate: Middle Tennessee State University '00, microbiology

Dean's list student; medical lab intern, V.A. Hospital; member, Tri-Beta biological society; made Who's Who list of America’s college students; volunteer middle school teacher, Junior Achievement Society; youth director, local church; weekly reading volunteer to preschoolers.

Alexa Wray; Tipp City, Ohio

Undergraduate: The Ohio State University '12, mathematics

Math tutor, university program with local high school; observer/assistant in public schools; intern/trainee in financial management and data analysis, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; treasurer, sorority chapter; multiple scholarship recipient; women's volleyball player and aspiring coach.

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