devon'sfaceDevon Lagueux — BUGS Co-President

Hello, I’m a junior majoring in Biology with a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. After undergrad I’d like to get some teaching experience, then study education policy in grad school. My other interests include violin, gardening, and my three pet rats. I’ve been a BUGS officer for three years now and this club keeps getting better! Feel free to email me at if you want advice on getting into research or have any comments or suggestions for BUGS‘ future.



Image.pngSydney Flynn — BUGS Co-President

Hello, I am Sydney Flynn.  I am a sophomore majoring Biology who is pre-med. My career goals after college are to attend medical school and become an ER physician. I am originally from Los Angeles, California. I love to travel, dance, and do special effects makeup. I am  a member of the Pi Beta Phi women’s fraternity. I look forward to the 2017-2018 school year as Co-President of BUGS and am excited to share my love of BUGS with our newest members.




View More: Haesen — BUGS Co-Vice President 

Hello, everyone! My name is Audrey Haesen and I’m very excited to be your Co-Vice President for the 2017-2018 year. Besides from the fact that I am currently on the pre-med track, I am a sophomore pursuing a BS in biology with a minor in chemistry. I love traveling, reading, hiking, practicing calligraphy, bullet journaling and volunteering in the NICU for Banner University Medical Center Phoenix. Also, I’m originally from Belgium and can speak fluent French. If you are open to new experiences and developing new friendships, then this organization is perfect for you! I hope to contribute my leadership, positive attitude and teamwork skills to BUGS. If you have any questions or ideas that could benefit our society, don’t hesitate to reach myself or any of the other officers. I can’t wait to meet all of you!




Ashvini Vaidya — BUGS Co-Vice President

Hi everyone!

My name is Ashvini Vaidya, and I’ll be serving as the BUGS co-vice president this upcoming year. This is only my second year with BUGS, but I am nonetheless thrilled to see new faces and get involved with other biology-loving people!

I grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and am an only child, with no pets either! I took an interest in biology pretty early in my life, primarily because my mom studies life sciences and I’m her biggest fan.

I’m currently a junior at UNM and ill hopefully be graduating early in the spring! Right now, my future is a little uncertain, but I hope that this year will help clarify my path.

I look forward to a memorable year, and I hope I can be of help for anyone who’s also looking to define their path as well.


Me in Mexico!Courtney Buck — BUGS Co-Treasurer

Hello everyone!

My name is Courtney Buck and I am really excited to be your Co-treasurer this school year! I am a Junior majoring in Biology, duel minoring in Chemistry and Psychology. In the future, I would love to take what I have learned here at UNM to medical school to eventually help people with infectious diseases.

When I have free time I usually play games, watch movies, draw, and ski when winter comes around.

I’m looking forward to meeting all of you!

Lets make this a fantastic year!



ImageMichelle Duran—Co-Treasurer
Hey guys!
My name is Michelle Duran and I am so excited to be your co-treasurer this year! As a third year member, I have loved BUGS with a passion since the start, and I know you all will too! I am currently a third year student majoring in biology, and double minoring in chemistry and psychology. I plan on going to medial school after I graduate, and becoming a pediatrician. I love kids, volunteering, cats, traveling, and helping others in any way I can. Don’t ever hesitate to talk to, and get to know myself and the other officers. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us all!




Melissa Frank — BUGS Co-Vice President 

Hey guys!

My name is Melissa Frank and I am your BUGS Co-Vice President for this year! I have been a part of this club for 3 years now and now that I’m a senior, I am excited to take this step up from Secretary to Vice President!

I am currently double majoring in biochemistry and biology, with a minor in psychology.  I plan on going to graduate school and pursuing a career in the neuroscience field.

Im excited to meet new people and have a great year! Lets make it great!





Elijah Martinez — BUGS Communication Director 


My name is Elijah and I am the Communications Director for BUGS this year. I am a Biology major, with dual Chemistry and Psychology minors and I would eventually like to go to medical school for either pediatrics or psychiatry.

When I am not studying, you are likely to find me riding my bicycle on the bosque trail, going on hikes or trying to teach myself some new skill or hobby.

I am excited to meet all of you and I look forward to this upcoming year!