Wilmington Fellows Class of 2018

Morgan Clark

Morgan Clark

Morgan Clark is a junior from Raleigh, NC studying Nursing and Spanish. She spent the summer after her freshman year in Costa Rica studying Spanish for Health Care Professionals and Alternative Medicine. The summer after her sophomore year she spent working at a maternity clinic in Guatemala, researching vital events at the clinic, providing walk-in clinic services, and assisting with deliveries. While at UNCW, she founded the student organization Make A Change, which provides diapers and other necessities to mothers throughout the Wilmington area. Now in her junior year at UNCW, she is applying for externship programs at Duke University and hopes to one day work there as an RN in the NICU before becoming a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Morgan hopes to one day combine her passions for Spanish, traveling, nursing and community service by working abroad to help mothers and babies everywhere.

Kyle Chenevert

Kyle Chenevert

Coming soon.

Matthew Fair

Matthew Fair

Matthew is a junior from Cary, NC studying Physics with a concentration in Physical Oceanography. He came to UNCW specifically for the Physical Oceanography program, as it is one of the only institutions with an undergraduate program in this field. He spent the summer after his freshman year working at the EPA under Dr. Yu-Mei Tan on research into physiologically-based pharmacokinetic models; this research was later published in  Public Library of Science: Computational Biology with Matthew listed as a contributing author. He aims to do his honors thesis in the Complex Adaptive Systems Lab (CASL) under Dr. Dylan McNamara. Once he graduates, Matthew plans to attend graduate school for physical oceanography, ideally at either the Scripps or Woods Hole Oceanography Institutes, and to eventually work as a NOAA researcher specializing in nearshore processes and coastal morphodynamics.

Amber Llanes

Amber Llanes

Amber is a junior at UNCW double majoring in Nursing and Spanish. She is from Raleigh, North Carolina but was born in Miami, Florida into a family of Cuban immigrants. UNCW has allowed her to grow as student and to discover passions she never knew she had. She intends to use both of her majors by working as a nurse for Doctors Without Borders or abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. She hopes to specialize in special needs medicine because the special needs community has stolen her heart. She is extremely passionate about community service. She is a strong proponent of “being with” rather than “doing for” and she strives to ignite this passion in others as well. She is currently working on her Honors thesis and plans on defending entirely in Spanish.

Recent accomplishments: Outreach Chair for 2018 nursing cohort; Volunteer Coordinator for the Miracle League of Wilmington; 2015 Excellence in Engagement award

Allison Manley

Allison Manley

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Sean Owens

Sean Owens

Sean is pursuing a double major in Theatre and Communication Studies.  He comes from a military family and chose UNCW for the opportunities it presents both artistically and academically.  While he strives to maintain a strong academic record and work as a leader in clubs around campus, he also focuses on staying active in his faith and strengthening himself as a person.  If he is not studying or in class, he can usually be found pursuing one of his artistic interests, which include film and stage acting, spoken word poetry, modeling, and ethnography.  He has loved every opportunity presented to him through the Honors College and believes that Wilmington has been the perfect area for him to grow.

Recent accomplishments: presented at NCHC 2015 and 2016; various roles in film and stage; Induction Chair for Lambda Pi Eta; University Excellence in Engagement Award

Mackenzie Torcasio

Mackenzie Torcasio

Mackenzie is a junior from Canton, Ohio. She is a double major in Chemistry and French. As a freshman, she became involved with the Office of Transition Programs as an Orientation Leader and a Seahawk Link. She also took a spring break trip with the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement to Atlanta, Georgia, where she learned how to empathize with and educate herself on the many stigmas regarding marginalized populations. Mackenzie received the Cornerstone Award for Distinguished Engagement and the opportunity to speak on behalf of the University at an alumni event in Washington D.C. She then traveled to France for a semester abroad, receiving the chance to have an immersive internship with the Center of Cardiovascular Research at the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris. She worked with a team of molecular biologists studying the physiology of arteries and veins on how to better the current health treatments for a myriad of cardiovascular diseases. She has just begun to start the necessary research for her honor’s thesis. She will be doing an interdisciplinary research project, merging her Chemistry and French majors in a unique approach. She hopes to comparatively test the various grapes, growing methods, climates, and soil of local, Californian, and French wines on the chemical and sensory aspects of the distinctive flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tori Waldman

Victoria Waldman

Tori Waldman is a junior from Reading, PA. She is majoring in Finance and minoring in Computer Science. At UNCW, she has taken advantage of as many opportunities as possible. Tori has participated in three study abroad experiences. The summer after her freshman year, she studied in Hatfield, England for a month. The spring of her sophomore year she spent the semester studying in Wollongong, Australia. This past spring semester, she worked on a consulting project and then traveled to Prague, Czech Republic to present it over spring break. Next semester, Tori plans to begin her honors thesis and apply for a Fulbright scholarship.

Rebekah Banks

Rebekah Banks

Coming soon.

Holyl Mcgrory

Holly McGrory

Coming soon.

Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy

Coming soon.

Aliana Raulerson

Aliana Raulerson

Aliana is from Concord, NC and is pursuing a major in Marine Biology with minors in Spanish and Psychology.  She entered UNCW hoping to eventually achieve a career working hands-on with manatees in Florida, but after being a part of an animal behavior lab since her sophomore year, she has realized that she wants to pursue a career studying animal cognition in marine mammals. Her time at UNCW has provided her with experiences she never thought she would have during college.  The summer following her sophomore year, she studied abroad for six weeks in Chile and got to travel to Easter Island. She is thankful to attend a university where studying abroad is encouraged and accessible.  She has also traveled with her animal behavior lab to a conference in Florida, where she learned about current animal cognition research.  Aliana is currently working on her Honors thesis with plans to defend Spring 2018.

Recent accomplishments: Vice president of Scuba Club; Recipient of CSURF Supplies Grants

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