NSCS Ambassadors

Areen Badwal

Hi, I'm Areen! I am a senior studying NSCS with an emphasis in neurobiology and a minor in biochemistry. Outside of the classroom, I am a research assistant in Dr. Julie Miller's lab, studying vocal deficits in both Parkinson's disease and aging voice using a zebra finch songbird model. I am an aspiring physician and I hope to connect my research and clinical skill sets in order to further my goal of providing excellent patient care and conducting research in a clinical setting. When I'm not in the lab or studying, I enjoy doing hot yoga, working out, and cooking delicious food. 



Rachel Bear
Rachel Bear

Hi my name is Rachel Bear and I am a sophomore double majoring in NSCS (development and aging emphasis) and MCB with a minor in Spanish. My goal is to go to graduate school and earn a PhD in neuroscience to research neurodegenerative diseases. I am currently working in Dr. Restifo's lab, where we use genetics to study and model neurodevelopmental diseases in drosophila. I love traveling and trying new things so I am planning to study abroad in Spain for a summer to finish my Spanish minor. I was an intern for Women and Science and Engineering and helped implement science outreach programs to schools in Tucson. I have also been in Honors Student Council for the past 2 years and have helped plan a lot of events for honors students. My favorite club so far has been NSCSAS because it allowed me to be apart of the amazing community of NSCS students. Outside of school one of my favorite hobbies is hiking, my goal is to explore all of the hikes here in Tucson before I graduate. I also love going to football and basketball games and cheering on our wildcats, bear down! If you need someone to talk to about anything related to NSCS or the UofA feel free to contact me, I love meeting new people!

Shreya Bellampalli
Shreya Bellampalli

My name is Shreya Bellampalli. I am currently a sophomore with minors in biochemistry, Spanish, and music. I am a research assistant in the Khanna Lab in Pharmacology at Life Sciences North, and outside of school, I love to hang out with friends and play music! LOVE music! I am really excited to take part in the wonderful events put on by the NSCS ambassadors, and can't wait for the year in store!



Elizabeth Dolbeck

"Hi there! My name is Liz Dolbeck, and I'm a sophomore, double majoring in NSCS and MCB, and minoring in Spanish. On top of being an NSCS Ambassador, I research in Dr. Killgore's Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience lab, and am involved in Women in Medicine and Science. When I'm not studying, I like to spend my time watching the newest movies, going to concerts, and hanging out with my friends. After graduation, I hope to attend graduate school and pursue a PhD in neuroscience, with the long-term goal of researching as a career."



Randall Eck

Hi, I’m Randall and I am also a Political Science major in the UA class of 2020. I studied abroad for ten weeks in the Czech Republic through a UBRP program. Scientific research and the brain are my passions and I hope to share them with my campus community.




Bailee Fritz

Hi, I’m Bailee! I am a senior majoring in NSCS, with an emphasis in Aging and Development and minors in Special Education & Rehabilitation and Psychology. I am currently a research assistant in The Down Syndrome Research Lab and a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. After completing my undergraduate education, I hope to continue on to a graduate school program and find a career where I am able to help children with developmental disabilities. When I am not busy with classes, I love going to concerts for any type of music genre. I have been to more than fifteen concerts in the past year and a half and hope to go to many more in the years to come! I am so thankful to be a part of the NSCS community at the University of Arizona and look forward to an awesome senior year! I am an extremely outgoing individual and am very involved with the University of Arizona, so feel free to reach out to me if you ever need advice or have any questions.

Kathryn Kellohen

Hi! My name is Kathryn Kellohen, and I am a senior majoring in NSCS with a minor in Chinese studies. Outside the classroom, I am a research assistant in Dr. Tally Largent-Milnes lab in the Department of Pharmacology, studying how to increase effective treatment of migraines. After graduation, I hope to attend pharmacy school and help bring my pharmaceutical knowledge from research into the clinic to improve drug development! Some of my interests include traveling, hiking, yoga, and hanging out with friends.  


Katie McConville

Hi! My name is Katie McConville and I will be graduating in May 2020! I was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ and have always loved it. I am pursuing the cognitive track of NSCS with an emphasis in cognition, and I am minoring in Spanish. I hope to attend medical school not too long after graduating to become a trauma surgeon or medical examiner. Outside of school I love spending time with my family, hiking, and going out to eat. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, academic or not!


Dyana Muller

Hi! I'm Dyana and in addition to Neuroscience & Cognitive Science, I'm also majoring in Computer Science. Outside of academics, my greatest passion is traveling. I've spent a total of more than 2 years traveling around 12 different countries outside the US, and I'm always planning my next trip! After graduating from the UA, I plan to travel a bit more before employing both my neuroscience and computer science knowledge doing some awesome, multi-disciplinary research.


Blue Paat
Blue Paat

Hello! My name is Victor, but almost everyone calls me Blue, like the color! I’m currently a sophomore in the NSCS program emphasizing on Aging and Development. In addition to being an Ambassador, I am an active member in NSCSAS (Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Association of Students), and NSLS (National Society of Leadership and Success), and was a previous member of Blue Chip. I intend to go to Medical School, and hopefully become a Pediatric Neurosurgeon one day. In my free time, I love to hang out with friends, attend social outings, and do outdoor activities like hiking. I also enjoy the arts, and am pretty good at playing the piano, especially the Blues. If you have any questions, or just want to hang out, maybe jam out a bit, feel free to email me!