Biocore Outreach Ambassadors Profiles

HAANIA KHAN

Hi everybody! My name is Haania Khan. I’m a senior double majoring in Biochemistry and Religious Studies, with a certificate in Biocore. Outside of a classroom setting, I love working with kids and helping them understand how awesome science is, which was why I joined BOA. The events I attended as a volunteer inspired me to become a BOA co-chair. So here I am! In my free time, I enjoy playing mobile games, cooking, reading, watching different TV shows, and drinking bubble tea with my friends!


FILIPPO LOBUE

My name is Filippo LoBue and I major in Neurobiology. I’m pursuing a certificate in Global health and am very interested in outreach. Outside of school I play Spikeball at a competitive level and volunteer at Wright middle school as a mentor. What drew me to join BOA was all the outreach that we do.


ALEJANDRO OÑATE

I am currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing a double degree in Biochemistry and Violin Performance (studying under Eugene Purdue). I’m looking to pursue a career as a physician-scientist (I’ll be applying to MD/PhD programs later this year), particularly one focused on cancer immunotherapies. When I’m not focused on school I like to read, play video games, watch soccer, and play chamber music. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at uwbiooa@gmail.com.


STEVIE WARD

Hi! My name is Stevie and I’m currently a junior pursuing a major in Microbiology in the L&S Honors Program with certificates in Biocore and Global Health. I work in the Glass lab, which is an applied food safety and microbiology laboratory that focuses on testing products for companies like Kraft Heinz and Pepsico. I am also a member of AMSA, and volunteer at a non-profit medical clinic and at Meriter Hospital. After I graduate, I hope to attend medical school. In my free time, I love being outside, learning new recipes to cook, rock climbing, and watching bad movies with my friends. I joined BOA since I was excited to be able to bring the process of science directly to younger students and to help share my life-long love for science!


LUKE WHEELER

Hi everyone! My name is Luke Wheeler and I am currently a junior studying biology with a certificate in Biocore. In my free time I enjoy playing soccer, hanging out with my friends, and watching whatever is good on Netflix. I was drawn to BOA because of my interest of science outreach, how accessible volunteering for the program is, and the fun of being able to interact with kids that are eager to learn! Currently, I am one of the BOA co-chair elects and I really enjoy every second of it! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at uwbiooa@gmail.com.