Alumni & Development
Wesley Beaulieu, 2012 Hoover Fellow
Wesley Beaulieu is earning his doctorate in EEB, as well as an M.S. in Statistics. Wes works in Keith Clay’s lab, and his research looks at the ecological consequences of fungal symbiosis in the morning glory family. He served as Moderator for the Eco-Lunch Discussion Group from 2010-2011, and has been an associate instructor for Evolution and Diversity; Introductory Biology Lab; Vascular Plants; and Fungi Lab. In 2011, Wes was the recipient of an Ecological Society of Australia Student Research Grant; the Charles B. Heiser Graduate Fellowship in Plant Evolution; and he earned an Honorable Mention from the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Wes also co-authored a paper published in Marine Ecology Progress Series.
Aubrey Kelly, 2012 Hoover Fellow
Aubrey Kelly is also earning her PhD in EEB. A member of Jim Goodson’s lab, Aubrey studies song bird behavior, using zebra finches as her research model. She has been an AI for Biology for Elementary Teachers and Evolution and Diversity. Aubrey has served as a member of the Animal Behavior Conference Committee since 2009 and is a graduate student mentor for the Women in Science Program. She has published 6 papers in her first 3 ½ years of graduate school, appearing in such publications as Hormones and Behavior; PLoS One; Neuropharmacology; and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Evelyn Rynkiewicz, 2012 Hoover Fellow
Evelyn Rynkiewicz, like Wes and Aubrey, is earning her Ph.D. in EEB. A member of Keith Clay’s research team, Evie’s research is on tick-borne disease ecology and the interactions between ticks, rodent hosts, and bacterial pathogens. She co-authored a paper that appeared in the Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution. Evie has been an associate instructor for Evolution and Diversity; Introductory Biology Lab; Evolution; Ecology; and Vertebrate Zoology. She is a 2011 recipient of an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant and in 2009 the Indiana Academy of Science provided her with a Senior Research Grant.