Devon 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 email@example.com if you want advice on getting into research or have any comments or suggestions for BUGS‘ future.
Sydney 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.
Audrey 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
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.
Courtney Buck — BUGS Co-Treasurer
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!
Melissa Frank — BUGS Secretary
My name is Melissa Frank and I am your BUGS secretary for this year! I have been a part of this club for a couple years, but never as an officer and I am excited to take take this step up!
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.
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!