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Apsharee Ireen

Hi there! My name is Apsharee, and I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am a sophomore double majoring in Psychology and Brain & Cognitive Sciences. On campus, I hold executive positions in the Creative Arts Club and the Peers for Animal Wellness & Safety Club. In my free time, I love making art, reading and writing poetry, and taking photographs around our beautiful campus!

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Rachel Markowitz


Hello! My name is Rachel Markowitz, I am from Westfield, New Jersey, and I am a member of the class of 2024! I am double majoring in English on the Language, Media, and Communication track, and Public Health on the Health, Behavior, and Society track. When I’m not on campus, you can find me on the Genesee River practicing with the Women’s Varsity Rowing Team.

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Rizouana Prome

Hi! My name is Rizouana and I am from New York City. I am a member of the class of 2026 majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Creative Writing. On campus, I am part of the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students and the BCS & Neuroscience Undergraduate Council. During my free time, I enjoy reading novels, writing poetry and short stories, and painting.

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Lilli Tamm


Hi! My name is Lilli, and I’m a Biochemistry and Philosophy double major in the class of 2025. On campus, I work as a tutor, tour guide and Resident Advisor, I’m very involved in student theatre and I’m a section editor for our newspaper the Campus Times. I also conduct research in biochemistry at the Medical Center, and in the humanities through the Meliora Scholars program.

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Sarah Woodams

Hi! My name is Sarah Woodams and I’m a fourth-year student from Rochester, New York. I’m majoring in Environmental Studies and Studio Art, minoring in Sustainability and Digital Media Studies, and am doing a Take 5 in Gender, Sexuality, and Society. Outside of class, I hold leadership positions in UR Photography Club, UR Habitat for Humanity, and the Campus Times. I am also the Marketing Assistant for Facilities Team Green!

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