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Latika Young

 

 

Latika Young
Interim Director
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Latika Young

Latika Young is the Interim Director of Florida State University's Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement. She received a BA in Dance and Environmental Studies from Swarthmore College, an MA in American Dance Studies from FSU, and an EdM in International Educational Development from Columbia University’s Teachers College. After completing a Fulbright in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2008-2009, she received a Foreign Language Acquisition Scholarship to study Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian at Columbia University and a Critical Language Scholarship to study Turkish in Bursa, Turkey in 2011. Her research is primarily focused on Southeast Europe and Turkey, peace/post-conflict education, and artistic practices for social change, and her master’s thesis examined how museums function in the reconciliation process within Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Jhunu Chatterjee

 

 

Jhunu Chatterjee
Associate Director
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Jhunu Chatterjee

Jhunu Chatterjee serves as the Associate Director of Florida State University’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement and also as an affiliated faculty member in the High Performance Materials Institute. She has a Ph. D in Polymer Science and Engineering from the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India . With more than fifteen years of research experience in the area of Materials Science and Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications, she is now dedicated to engaging undergraduate students at Florida State University in novel areas of research. Jhunu has worked in private industry both in India as well as in East Africa, and has more than 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals and four US patents. Her detailed resume can be found here.

Alicia Batailles

 

 

Alicia Batailles
Assistant Director
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Alicia Batailles

Alicia Batailles serves as the Assistant Director of Florida State University’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement. She earned a BS in Biological Science from Florida State University and an MS in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences from Stony Brook University. Her research has taken her around the country investigating marine disease in Apalachicola Bay and the Atlantic Ocean as well as Reef Fish Ecology off the coast of Florida. Alicia is passionate about helping other students experience the excitement of participating in undergraduate research. 

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Kate Hayworth
Graduate Assistant
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Kate Hayworth

Kate Hayworth is a Graduate Assistant in the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement. She is a student in the FSU College of Education, working towards her MS in Higher Education. She holds a BA in English and History from the University of South Carolina. Her Honors College senior thesis focused on a collection of late 19th century courtship letters housed at the South Caroliniana Library. Kate’s key areas of interest in Higher Education include academic advising and study abroad experiences.

Kim Reid

 

Kim Reid
Graduate Assistant
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Kim Reid

Kim Reid serves as a Graduate Assistant in Florida State University’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement.  She is also a doctoral student in the College of Education’s International and Comparative Education program and is earning a certificate in Nonprofit Management at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy.  Her research focuses on the management of nonprofit organizations using experiential education for character development and peacebuilding.  As an undergraduate, she went to Earlham College in Indiana and earned a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education. Her professional experience includes working with teenagers and young adults in alternative education programs in the United States, Thailand, and Sierra Leone.

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Adrienne Seitz
Graduate Assistant
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Adrienne Seitz

Adrienne Seitz serves as a Graduate Assistant in the Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement. She is also working to get her Masters in Nutrition and Food Science and complete her Dietetic Internship, focusing on Nutrition Education and Health Promotion. Adrienne also completed her undergraduate career at the Florida State University, gaining her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. She was a previous Global Scholar, volunteering with the Environmental Ministry of Ecuador to examine deforestation and farming practices. Her interests lie in working to develop health education programs and bridge the gap between great food and sustainability, specifically through community gardens.

 

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