About IURA:

Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassadors (IURAs) are a collaborative cohort of accomplished and experienced students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

IURAs help to promote undergraduate research at the U of I and help the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) develop and maintain student-focused programs that represent the U of I’s diverse array of disciplines. As representatives of OUR, IURAs will be responsible for promoting undergraduate research to peers by holding informational workshops on undergraduate research, serving as a liaison between OUR and academic departments, and being knowledgeable about the resources that the U of I offers its undergraduate students interested in research and creative inquiry.

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Brianna Boynton

Major: Global Studies

Non-profits and the impacts of cultural diversity on business

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Jason Chang

Major: Systems Engineering / Minor: Statistics

Operations research, supply chain/logistics and inventory

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Katie Douglas

Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology and Human Nutrition

Nutrition and quality of life in cancer survivorship

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Zeidy Garcia

Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology / Minor: Chemistry

Regulation of Marek’s Disease Virus UL13 Protein Kinase

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Allisa Hastie

Major: Civil & Environmental Engineering / Minor: Environmental Economics & Law

Quantifying water and energy flow through the urban environment

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Taskeen Khan

Major: Integrative Biology / Minor: Sustainability, Energy, and Environment

impact of greenness on mental health

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Molly Mehta

Major: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences / Minor: Leadership Studies

Attachment, Personality, and Emotion within Human Behavior

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Brenda Munguia

Major: Community Health

increasing healthy eating behaviors in Hispanic families through culturally sensitive workshops

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Michelle Nutlis

Major: Psychology

Developmental Psychology, Growth/Fixed Mindsets, Parental Involvement in Education

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Folashade Olumola

Major: Political Science / Minor: Arabic and African Studies

Corruption, politics, and economic development

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Elena Wilson

Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology and German Language / Minor: Chemistry

Kidney Stone Formation Mechanisms from a Geobiological Perspective

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